Category: Funding

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 […]

Piloting new ways for funders to support data stewardship

The question of who should pay for the preservation and stewardship of open research data remains unresolved, at a time when journals and funders alike are adopting strong open data policies. As a non-profit repository that relies on financial support from members and users, we at Dryad deal with this question daily, and are eager to help find […]

New pricing structure with simplified terms and increased size limits

Over the last few years, we’ve learned a lot about what is needed to curate, preserve, and provide access to data for the long term, as well as to sustain an independent not-for-profit organization. We’ve also paid close attention to the needs and wants of our user community and members. To meet these needs, we […]

A new institutional sponsor: The Netherlands Institute of Ecology

We are pleased to announce that The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) now sponsors Data Publication Charges (DPCs) through Dryad’s voucher plan, which enables an organization to prepay DPCs at a discounted rate on behalf of its researchers. The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is a unique ‘all ecologist institute’ covering animal, plant, and microbial ecology on land and in water. NIOO has […]

Insights Interview: Josh Sternfeld on Funding Digital Stewardship Research and Development

The 2015 iteration of the National Agenda for Digital Stewardship identifies high-level recommendations, directed at funders, researchers, and organizational leaders that will advance the community’s capacity for digital preservation. As part of our Insights Interview series we’re pleased to talk with Josh Sternfeld, a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at […]

Horizon 2020, Research Data Management, You, and Us.

Horizon 2020[i] is the European Union’s latest research and innovation funding programme, making €80 billion available in the seven years between now and 2020. Horizon 2020 embraces the global movement amongst research funders that requires data generated be made available for verification, … Continue reading

DOIs and the danger of data “quality”

I’ve just spent a moment looking at guidelines [PDF] from the UK’s National Environment Research Council (NERC) on how NERC funded research can obtain a persistent identifier through the DOI® system. NERC have a data sharing policy, and fund data centres … Continue reading

The who, what, when and why of Data Publishing Charges

As we announced earlier, Dryad will be introducing data publishing fees at the beginning of September. Here’s why we are doing this, and what it will mean for you as a submitter. Why? The Data Publishing Charge (DPC) is a modest fee that recovers the basic costs of curation and preservation, and allows Dryad to […]