Category: policy

Dryad and the GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a major piece of data privacy legislation coming into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR will apply to all companies processing the personal data of all European Union residents, regardless of the company’s location. We’d like to take this opportunity to emphasize that Dryad respects the privacy of […]

Some dos and don’ts for CC0

In 2011 Peggy Schaeffer penned an entry for this blog titled “Why does Dryad use CC0?” While 2011 seems like a long time ago, especially in our rapidly evolving digital world, the information in that piece is still as valid and relevant now as it was then. In fact, Dryad curators routinely direct authors to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why I Started My Own Business

I am often asked why I started my business, rather than go into a full-time research or academic position. I thought I would answer this question as my first LinkedIn post. The primary reason I started my business was simply the inner drive to provide for a business need I perceived. As a doctoral student, […]

It takes a data management village

A couple of weeks ago, information scientists, librarians, social scientists, and their compatriots gathered in Toronto for the 2014 IASSIST meeting. IASSIST is, of course, an acronym which I always have to look up to remember – International Association for Social Science Information Service & Technology. Despite its forgettable name, this conference is one of […]