InterPARES Trust (ITrust 2013-2018) is a multi-national, interdisciplinary research project exploring issues concerning digital records and data entrusted to the Internet. Its goal is to generate theoretical and methodological frameworks to develop local, national and international policies, procedures, regulations, standards and legislation, in order to ensure public trust grounded on evidence of good governance, a strong digital economy, and a persistent digital memory.
The InterPARES Trust research partnership includes more than 70 institutional partners around the world – universities, national and regional archives and libraries, government agencies, intergovernmental and transnational agencies, and businesses – and more than 300 researchers and graduate research assistants. InterPARES Trust is also a partner in the SSHRC-funded Participedia Project led by Dr. Mark Warren, Department of Political Science, UBC.
ITrust, directed by Dr. Luciana Duranti, is based at the Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Major funding for The InterPARES Trust Project is provided by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Grant. Matching funds are provided by The University of British Columbia’s Vice President Research, the Dean of Arts, and the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. Matching support in kind is provided by all partners.