Data seal of approval

From Science Europe Data Glossary

Definition: the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) is a certification standard for digital repositories based on on peer review of a set of 16 quality guidelines for the creation, storage and use of data.
Explanation: the basic principles of the DSA are that data a) can be found on the Internet, b) are accessible (have clear rights and licences), c) are in a usable format, d) are reliable, and e) are identified in a unique and persistent way so that they can be referred to. These principles are equivalent to the FAIR data principles. An archive holding a Data Seal of Approval complies with requirements ensuring that in the future, research data can still be processed in a high-quality and reliable manner.