Category: Featured data

Dryad celebrates international data

There’s been important discussion lately about how to make research more inclusive, equitable, diverse, and global. See the recent 2018 International Open Access Week, and International Data Week, happening now in Gaborne, Botswana, with the theme “Digital Frontiers of Global Science.” Dryad is among these organizations seeking to provide sustainable, open scholarly infrastructure that is accessible to […]

And Now, the Numbers . . .

As the new year begins, we take note of the increasing diversity of fields represented in data archived at Dryad and review the numbers for 2016. Dryad Grows into a General Repository We are excited to see Dryad’s role in the preservation of data expand into new areas and fields in 2016. Researchers submitted more […]

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 […]

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 […]

What were the most downloaded data packages in 2014?

The reason why Dryad is in the business of archiving, preserving, and providing access to research data is so that it will be reused, whether for deeper reading of the publication, for post-publication review, for education, or for future research. While it’s not yet as easy as we would like to track data reuse, one metric that is straightforward […]