Category: Data availability

Exciting new partnership for long-term preservation of Dryad data

Keeping research data open and accessible has always been our goal at Dryad. Now, we’ve partnered with Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) to ensure long-term preservation of curated data. We are proud to be taking this step to safeguard open data and ensure future discoverability. Public content on Dryad servers, currently over 15,000 data […]

Sharing the wealth: Data re-use with ultrahigh resolution MRI data

We present a guest post from researcher Falk Lüsebrink highlighting the benefits of data sharing. Falk is currently working on his PhD in the Department of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. Here, he talks about his experience of sharing early MRI data and the unexpected impact that it is having […]

Sharing the wealth: Data re-use with ultrahigh resolution MRI data

We present a guest post from researcher Falk Lüsebrink highlighting the benefits of data sharing. Falk is currently working on his PhD in the Department of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. Here, he talks about his experience of sharing early MRI data and the unexpected impact that it is having […]

How do researchers pay for data publishing? Results of a recent submitter survey

As a non-profit repository dependent on support from members and users, Dryad is greatly concerned with the economics and sustainability of data services. Our business model is built around Data Publishing Charges (DPCs), designed to recover the basic costs of curating and preserving data. Dryad DPCs can be covered in 3 ways: The DPC is waived if the […]

Researcher Profile: Zach Gompert

We’re beginning a series highlighting researchers who use Dryad to openly publish their research data. We ask them about their current projects, why they believe in open science, and why they choose Dryad. For our first researcher profile, we talked with Dr. Zach Gompert, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Utah State University, […]

A month of open

We’re coming off of a big month which included a two-day Dryad board meeting, International Data Week in Denver, and the Open Access Publishers meeting (COASP) in Arlington, VA. Combined with Open Access Week, we’ve been basking in all things #openscience at Dryad. International Data Week 2016 International Data Week was a collection of three different events: SciDataCon 2016, International Data Forum, and the […]

Making open data useful: A drug safety case study

We’re pleased to present a guest post from data scientist Juan M. Banda, the lead author of an important, newly-available resource for drug safety research. Here, Juan shares some of the context behind the data descriptor in Scientific Data and associated data package in Dryad. – EH _____ As I sit in a room full of over […]

Dryad’s first virtual community meeting: members share their expertise

On May 24, we held the first virtual Dryad Community Meeting, which allowed us to connect both with our membership and with the larger open data community, far and wide. The theme was “Leadership in data publishing: Dryad and learned societies.” Following an introduction and update about Dryad from yours truly, we heard about the experiences from representatives of three of Dryad’s […]

Sci-Hub stories: Digging into the downloads

The following is a guest post from science journalist John Bohannon. We asked him to give us some background on his recent dataset in Dryad and the analysis of that data in Science. What stories will you find in the data? – EH _______ Sci-Hub is the world’s largest repository of pirated journal articles. We will probably […]

2015 stats roundup

While gearing up for the Dryad member meeting (to be held virtually on 24 May – save the date!) and publication of our annual report, we’re taking a look at last year’s numbers. 2015 was a “big” year for Dryad in many respects. We added staff, and integrated several new journals and publishing partners. But […]