Washington DC, Oct 19-23 2015

High Level Training Course on ISO 16363 for Managers of Digital Repositories Washington DC – 19-23 October 2015.

The Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorisation Body (ISO-PTAB) plays a major role in training auditors and repository managers.  There are three important ISO standards:

  • ISO 14721:2012 (OAIS – a reference model for what is required for an archive to provide long-term preservation of digital information)
  • ISO 16363:2013 (Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories – sets out comprehensive metrics for what an archive must do, based on OAIS)
  • ISO 16919:2014 (Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of candidate trustworthy digital repositories – specifies the competencies and requirements on auditing bodies)

These three standards form a closely related family and an understanding of their principles and use will become increasingly important in establishing an internationally recognised and certified set of trustworthy digital repositories.

The aim is that at the end of the course, repository managers should be able to understand what a repository which seeks certification needs to do, what questions they may be asked by auditors and what kinds of evidence may be presented. Auditors should be able to understand what to look for in a repository, what kinds of questions to ask and what issues should be probed.


The course will take place at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol, 1325 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002


For more information about the location of the venue, how to get there and alternative hotels please see the additional logistics page

An invoice, logistics information, recommended reading list and tutor profiles will be forwarded to you as soon as you have registered for the course.  Please ensure you register as soon as possible to guarantee your place as numbers are limited.


Registration for this High Level Training Course on ISO16363, Washington DC, USA 19-23 October 2015, is now open – please complete the form below.

The fee for the 5 day course is $2500, with a 10% early-bird discount available until Sept 30th. ($1500 for 3 days)

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In the unfortunate event that you cancel, cancellation fees will be charged in accordance with this clause. All cancellations must be confirmed to us in writing. On receipt of this confirmation the notice period becomes effective.

Fees for cancellations are calculated as detailed below:

Period of notice given before course arrival date Cancellation fee:
31-60 days 40%
15-30 days 60%
4-14 days 80%
3 days or less 100%

General Information

The course days begin at 09:00 each day and please ensure you arrive 15 minutes beforehand so that we can start promptly at 09:00. The recommended reading list, tutor profiles, the full programme and course materials will be sent to participants. Please bring a laptop and a sample of the data you are interested in for the interactive sessions.

Contact details:
2 High Street, Yetminster
Dorset, DT9 6LF, UK

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Email: ptab-secretariat@iso16363.org

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Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorisation Body Limited
REGISTERED IN  England and Wales  COMPANY NUMBER  07776888
REGISTERED OFFICE:  24 Cornwall Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1RX