Accreditation for ISO 16363 Trustworthy Digital Repositories Management Systems

Since the late 1980s, many organizations have been concerned with issues surrounding the long-term preservation of and access to digital data. In 1996, the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information declared "a critical component of digital archiving infrastructure is the existence of a sufficient number of trusted organizations capable of storing, migrating, and providing access to digital collections."

ISO 16363 has been endorsed by the Society of American Archivists, the oldest and largest North American national archival professional association. The standard is seen as a solution to concerns of data preservation for the energy and utilities, healthcare, manufacturing, legal, cultural heritage, and creative sectors. Any industry that has preservation requirements, whether mandatory or voluntary, will benefit from accredited certification of digital repositories.

ANAB uses ISO 16919, Space data and information transfer systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of candidate trustworthy digital repositories, a companion standard based on ISO/IEC 17021, for TDRMS accreditation.

The Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorisation Body (PTAB) offers high-level ISO 16363 training. For more information, visit www.iso16363.org.

ISO 16363 is a base standard program in ANAB's fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the ISO 16363 application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.

Requirements

Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 49

ISO 16919, Space data and information transfer systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of candidate trustworthy digital repositories (available from ANSI with member discount)

ISO 16363, Space data and information transfer systems - Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories (available from ANSI with member discount)

For more information, contact anab@anab.org.