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OAIS ISO 14721:2012 Dr David Giaretta, MBE & OAIS Group ISO 14721:2012  Available free from 
ISO 16363:2012 PTAB Group   available free from 
ISO 16919 PTAB Group Available free from
ISO 31000:2009          Risk management – Principles and guidelines. Available from ISO or National bodies
ISO 31000    Implementation overviews summaries and sources Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA): Enterprise Risk Management summary:  also at:
ISO 17021: 2011 ISO Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.  Available from 


APARSEN Report on Peer Review of Digital Repositories            APARSEN EU Funded Project     Available free from


Advanced Digital Preservation  Dr David Giaretta, MBE            Available from Springer or Amazon


Conrad, M. 2011. ISO Standards for Certifying Trustworthy Digital Repositories. NARAtions, the Blog of the United States National Archives. Retrieved 18 August 2011 from 

Data Archiving and Networked Services. 2011. EASY undergoes test audit ISO certification. Retrieved 17 August 2011 from 

Downs, R. R., Chen, R. S. 2005. Organizational Needs for Managing and Preserving Geospatial Data and Related Electronic Records. Data Science Journal, 4, 255-271. Retrieved 30 July 2011,   

Downs, R. R., Chen, R. S. 2010a. Earth Science Informatics. 2010. Designing submission and workflow services for preserving interdisciplinary scientific data. Earth Science Informatics 3(1): 101–110. doi:10.1007/s12145-010-0051-6

Downs, R. R. and Chen, R. S. (2010b) Self-Assessment of a Long-Term Archive for Interdisciplinary Scientific Data as a Trustworthy Digital Repository. Journal of Digital Information, 11(1),  

Downs, R. R. and Chen, R. S. 2013. Independent Evaluation of a Scientific Data Center for Compliance with the ISO 16363 Requirements for Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories. Research Data Alliance Plenary 2 Meeting, Washington, DC, September 16, 2013.  

Downs RR, Chen RS (2012) Towards Sustainable Stewardship of Digital Collections of Scientific Data. GSDI World Conference (GSDI 13) Conference Proceedings, Québec City, Canada, May 14-17, 2012.  

Giaretta D, Downs RR, Lambert S, Hughes JS, Conrad M, Ambacher B, Longstreth T, Garrett JG, Tibbo HR, Sierman B, Giaretta K. (2014) Who Audits TDRs. In: Katre D, Giaretta D.(Eds.) APA/C-DAC

International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories, New Delhi, India Feb 5-6, 2014. New Delhi, India: Excel India Publishers, 3-10. ISBN: 978-93-82880-83-7  

Giaretta, D., Harmsen, H., Keitel, C. 2010. Memorandum of Understanding to Create a European Framework for Audit and Certification of Digital Repositories. Retrieved 30 July 2011,  

Klump, J. 2011. Criteria for the Trustworthiness of Data Centres. D-Lib Magazine, 17(1/2). Retrieved 30 July 2011,  

Trusted Digital Repository. 2011. European Framework for Audit and Certification of Trusted Digital Repositories. Retrieved 18 August 2011 from

Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age. 2009. National Academy Press. ISBN-10: 0-309-13684-9

IBM Journal of R&D (Issue on)  Business Integrity and Risk Management     Volume 54, Number 3, 2010   

 IBM Marketing Presentation: “Combating risk with predictive intelligence An analytical approach to enterprise risk management”

“Emerging issues in IT governance: implementing the corporate IT risks management model” Journal WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on SYSTEMS, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA, Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2008, Pages 219-228

Digital Preservation Handbook 

Digital Curation Centre


Review site for OAIS and ISO 16363:

Digital preservation resources