Representatives from across the digital repository community have collaboratively developed the TRUST Principles, a set of guidelines to demonstrate trustworthiness in digital laboratories. The resulting paper, The TRUST Principles for digital repositories, has just been published in in the Nature Research journal Scientific Data. 

Transparency, Responsibility, User focus, Sustainability, and Technology are the five TRUST Principles. Together they provide a common framework to facilitate discussion around implementating best practice in this critical area of digital preservation.

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