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Dryad and DataONE Announce Enhanced Collaboration

Friday, March 14, 2014
The Dryad Data Repository and DataONE announce the next phase in their long-standing collaboration with the production release of the Dryad Member Node. Dryad joins 18 other DataONE Member Nodes and makes an important contribution to the breadth and diversity of Earth and environmental science data exposed through DataONE. DataONE (www.DataONE.org) now has over 147,000 data objects available for researchers. The Dryad Digital Repository (www.datadryad.org) hosts data, software source code, and other files underlying the findings reported in scientific and medical publications, with a particular strength in ecology and evolutionary biology. Dryad currently hosts approximately 15,000 data files from 5,000 individual publications, associated with 300 different journal titles, books and theses. All Dryad content is freely available, independently citable, and persistently linked to the associated publication. Consistent with the community education role of DataONE, Dryad maintains an ongoing research program on barriers and incentives to data sharing and reuse, as well as outreach to scientific societies, publishers and funders regarding data policy. Dryad has been an active member of the DataONE community since inception, participating in DataONE’s cyberinfrastructure design and implementation, community engagement activities, and research into sociocultural aspects of data sharing. More information about Dryad and other DataONE Member Nodes can be found at http://www.dataone.org/current-member-nodes. About DataONE: DataONE enables universal access to data and also facilitates researchers in fulfilling their need for data management and in providing secure and permanent access to their data. Offering the scientific community a suite of tools and training materials that cover all aspects of the data life cycle; from data collection to management, analysis and publication fill these needs. About Dryad: The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types. Publishers are encouraged to facilitate data archiving by coordinating the submission of manuscripts with submission of data to Dryad. Nearly 50 journals have so far integrated their submission process with the repository’s web submission system, making it easy for their authors to provide files either prior to peer review or at manuscript acceptance. Learn more here.