The Environmental Information Data Centre

The Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC) is part of the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Environmental Data Service and is hosted by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The EIDC manages nationally-important datasets concerned with the terrestrial and freshwater sciences.

CoreTrustSeal Certification

The EIDC is certified as a trusted repository by CoreTrustSeal.  CoreTrustSeal certification is based on requirements established by the World Data Systems (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA). The CoreTrustSeal certification:

  • Gives researchers the assurance that their research results will be managed, curated, and archived in such a way to preserve the initial investment in collecting them
  • Provides research funding authorities confidence for continued access to data produced by the projects they fund
  • Enables researchers to be certain that data held in archives remain useful and meaningful into the future
  • Demonstrates to both their users and their funders that an independent authority has evaluated the data repository and endorsed their trustworthiness.