Category: Discoverability

Dryad curators: wizards behind the curtain?

Did you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes when Dryad curators review data files submitted by authors?  There are no wizards behind our curtains, just real live information specialists and trained data curators. Dryad’s curation process is intentionally lightweight, so it doesn’t delay the availability of the data. Curators don’t review the scientific […]

Data Citation Synthesis Group: Draft Declaration of Data Citation Principles

The Data Citation Synthesis Group has released a draft Declaration of Data Citation Principles and invites comment. This has been a very interesting and positive collaborative process and has involved a number of groups and committed individuals. Encouraging the practice of data citation, it seems to me, is one of the key steps towards giving […]