Archive Service Accreditation is the UK standard for archive services. The standard defines good practice and identifies agreed standards, thereby encouraging and supporting development. Archive services within the UK may apply for Accreditation by completing an application form to demonstrate their compliance with the standard.

With 178 archive services now accredited, The National Archives on behalf of the UK Archive Service Accreditation Partnership are undertaking a second review of Archive Service Accreditation, five years after the last review in 2017/2018 and ten years after its initial launch in 2013.

The review itself is an essential element of Archive Service Accreditation that allows all of us to reflect on how well the standard meets the needs of archive services, current archival practice and ever-changing circumstances and to think about what changes may be needed to keep the standard relevant to archive services.

This survey offers you the opportunity to provide feedback on Archive Service Accreditation - on both the Standard and its delivery. It is primarily aimed at those who work in the archives sector in the United Kingdom. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

The deadline for responses is Monday 8 January 2024.

If you would like this survey in an alternative format please contact Kevin Bolton at

A Welsh version of the survey is available at


This survey is being administered by Kazky (trading as Kevinjbolton Ltd) on behalf of The National Archives and the UK Archive Service Accreditation Partnership. They have been appointed to carry out the first phase of the review. At Kazky we are serious about protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of any personal information collected or received from you. At the end of the survey we ask for a contact email address for those who are interested in participating in a focus group. This will be kept separately  to the survey response and will only be used by us for the purposes of arranging the focus groups. The data will be destroyed at the end of the project. For more information about we manage personal data please see our privacy policy. We also hold Cyber Essentials certification.

In any reports we create for The National Archives and UK Archive Service Accreditation Partnership we will ensure that the results are anonymised.

If you have any questions about the survey then please contact Kevin Bolton at