Dryad allows you to hosts your research data, related to an article or not, and received a citable digital object identifier (DOI). Dryad requires an ORCID ID for login. All submissions are reviewed to make sure the data is usable. This repository will allow you to easily cite and promote your data! All datasets will be indexed by the Thomson-Reuters Data Citation Index, Scopus, and Google Dataset Search. Each dataset is given a unique DOI. Entering the DOI URL in any browser will take the user to the dataset’s landing page. Dryad also provides a faceted search and browse capability for direct discovery.
Dryad accepts all research data, however, this service is intended for complete, re-usable, open research datasets. Most types of files can be submitted (e.g., text, spreadsheets, video, photographs, software code) including compressed archives of multiple files. Before submitting, check out the best practices for creating reusable data, by following the FAIR data principles.
Dryad does not accept submissions that contain personally identifiable human subject information. Human subjects’ data must be properly anonymized and prepared under applicable legal and ethical guidelines. Dryad does not accept any files with licensing terms that are incompatible with the Creative Commons Zero waiver.
Dryad is a nonprofit organization that provides long-term access to its contents at no cost to users. Dryad’s data publishing charges (DPC) are designed to recover the core costs of curating and preserving data. Dryad collects a DPC of $120US upon data publication, unless there is a sponsor or fee waiver in place. Additional charges apply to data packages in excess of 50GB at $50 for each additional 10GB, or part thereof.
If you need assistance getting started or following best practices, contact the library or visit our new data services guide. The data services guide provides resources and helpful information on all aspects of the data life cycle.
by Adrienne Brodie, MLS, liaison librarian for ATSU-ASHS & ATSU-SOMA