TOAR Database Infrastructure Certified by CoreTrustSeal
The Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR) Database Infrastructure developed and operated at JSC has been certified as a Trustworthy Data Repository by the CoreTrustSeal Standards and Certification Board. The certificate is valid for three years.
CoreTrustSeal is an international, community-based, non-governmental, and non-profit organization promoting sustainable and trustworthy data infrastructures. The certificate requires the infrastructure to provide open data and data management policies that call for the long-term storage and accessibility of data as a basis for data sharing. This has to be proven by complying with a set of 17 requirements concerning the background, organizational infrastructure, digital object management, and technology.
The TOAR Database Infrastructure contains one of the world's largest collections of near-surface air quality measurements and considers FAIR data principles as integral. A special feature of its data service is the on-demand processing and product generation of several air quality metrics directly from the underlying database. For the application for the CoreTrustSeal certification, the TOAR Database Infrastructure provided the necessary evidence through extensive documentation of the database, its structure, metadata, and processes, as well as the services offered.
Contact: PD Dr. Martin Schultz
from JSC News No. 289, 4 July 2022