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ADS achieves second CoreTrustSeal Accreditation

We’re delighted to announce that the Archaeology Data Service has been (re)certified as a Trustworthy Data Repository by the CoreTrustSeal Standards and Certification Board until 12 February 2027.

Logo for Core Trust Seal accreditation

A copy of our application is publicly available at the link below:

Archaeology Data Service, 2024, “2027-02-12 – Archaeology Data Service – CoreTrustSeal Requirements 2023-2025”,, DataverseNL, V1

This is our second successful application, with our original application being in Spring 2020. Our most recent application has been reviewed against the CoreTrustSeal Requirements 2023-2025. The application process of a peer review ensures that we’re working towards the highest standard for the digital preservation of data. The process includes review of Policies and Procedures, with all key documents available on our website.

As ever the process has proved a valuable exercise in reflection on our work, and generated useful internal discussion on workflows and documentation. Thanks are due to all the team at the ADS, especially those with a responsibility for maintaining our data standards and documentation.

To find out more about the numerous accreditations that the ADS holds, please visit the Accreditations page on the ADS website