AGU is hosting a cohort of data repositories to apply for CoreTrustSeal certification as part of the Enabling FAIR Data Project. CoreTrustSeal certification demonstrates to a repository’s users and funders that they have been evaluated by an independent authority and endorsed for their compliance with the CoreTrustSeal criteria.  


  • No Risk to Join the Cohort
  • Repositories specific to the Earth, space, and environmental science community
  • The initial cost of CoreTrustSeal certification application is covered for the first 25 repositories that submit packages and reduced for the remaining cohort members


Cohort Repositories that have been certified:

  • Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB)
  • Arctic Data Center

If you are interested in becoming a member of this cohort, please send an email to Shelley Stall and Rebecca Koskela.