The pandemic means that physical visits to repositories, as required by for a Stage 2 ISO audit is not possible at the moment.
ISO has therefore decided that remote audits, via video links, can replace the on-site visits.
This means that complete ISO 16363 audits can still take place.
Pre-assessment is a way for you to find out quickly and easily what the weaknesses of your repository are in terms of digital preservation. This is essentially an ISO 16363 Stage 1 audit, to examine your documentation. There is no commitment to proceed any further with a full audit but it should lead to improvements in your ability to preserve your valuable digital holdings no matter whether you carry on to the full audit or not.
The application form is available here.