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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research and the Data Seal of Approval: Accreditation Experiences, Challenges, and Opportunities

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M Vardigan ,

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA, US
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J Lyle

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA, US
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Abstract

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a domain repository with a 50-year track record of archiving social and behavioural science data, applied for—and acquired—the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) in 2010. DSA is a non-intrusive, straightforward approach to assessing organizational, technical, and operational infrastructure, and signifies a basic level of accreditation. DSA assessment helped ICPSR become more transparent, monitor and improve archival processes and procedures, and raise awareness within the organization and beyond about best practices for repositories. We relate our experiences with the DSA process, and describe challenges and opportunities associated with DSA assessment.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.IFPDA-14
How to Cite: Vardigan, M. & Lyle, J., (2014). The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research and the Data Seal of Approval: Accreditation Experiences, Challenges, and Opportunities. Data Science Journal. 13, pp.PDA83–PDA87. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.IFPDA-14
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Published on 17 Oct 2014.
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