Introducing the GDN T.R.U.S.T. Hub

Are you wondering who the GDN Signatories are? Are you wondering if a  credentialing platform or depository is part of the GDN network?  Have a look at the map below.

The GDN is proud of its ability to identify trusted entities through its Signatory process. Signatories are required to sign and demonstrate their commitment to the GDN Ethical Principles for data exchange to support learner and social mobility. Any organization’s application for  signatory status requires review and approval by the GDN Board of Directors. The criteria for becoming a Signatory are available here.

By using this map, you will get an overview of the GDN Digital Learner Data Ecosystem where the Signatories, including credential depositories, are located, and how to contact them for more information.

Network Credential Depositories

Each of the organizations identified in the T.R.U.S.T. Hub is a GDN Signatory. Those identified as credential depositories have been sanctioned by the primary data source (an issuing institution) or a government authority. If you engage with a GDN Signatory credential depository, you can be sure it is trusted.

The Groningen Declaration Network reserves the right of final approval for publication of information and the right to make any changes as necessary including removing information from the GDN Trust Hub.

Published with permission provided by the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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T.R.U.S.T. Hub Map

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GDN Signatories


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Digital Credentials Initiatives Monitor

This visualisation is a joint initiative from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) and UNESCO, it is made possible thanks to project funding of Germany’s Federal Foreign Office. In order to keep the monitor updated, we are very much reliant on your knowledge, expertise and networks.

 Is your initiative or project missing? Please take the time to contribute data via this link.

If you have already made an entry on your initiative and need to make changes, just log on to the data interface with the email address used for the original entry. If your initiative is already listed, but you don’t have access to the data interface, please contact DAAD so that they can add your email address to the backend. 

Digital Credentials Initiatives Monitor

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Thanks are extended to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), GDN and UNESCO which jointly initiated this visualisation and the German Foreign Office for providing project funding. Particular mention is extended to Alsino Skowronnek, who designed and programmed the tool.; 

The platform was launched at the GDN 2022 meeting in Groningen, Netherlands.  Watch the presentation at the GDN Annual Meeting here.

Interested in joining the GDN as a Signatory and committing to the GDN principles?