Share your data with UW-Madison’s Dryad membership!

Information adapted from Dryad.

We are excited to announce that UW-Madison is now a member of Dryad, an open-access data repository where you can publish and publicly share your research data. This membership was pursued in partnership between the Libraries and DoIT.

Dryad was started by a community of researchers and is used by researchers worldwide to meet funder and publisher mandates for data publication. Dryad has been a repository we’ve recommended for a number of years and we are glad to say that with our institutional membership, depositing in Dryad is now free to UW-Madison researchers! 

Is your research data right for Dryad?

  • You are a UW-Madison researcher with a netID
  • The total dataset is 300GB or less
  • The data is able to be open access and:
    • Is not sensitive
    • Does not contain personally identifiable human subject information
  • The data is able to be licensed with the Creative Commons Zero waiver (CC0)

(Note: if your data is not appropriate for Dryad or you would prefer a different repository, reach out to Research Data Services for support in selecting another repository. MINDS@UW, UW’s institutional repository managed by the UW-Madison Libraries, may also be another great option.)

Dryad Benefits:

  • Complete journal integration – Dryad is leading the way in data publishing through partnerships with major publishers and journals to make manuscript submission easy.
  • Compliance with funder mandates – Dryad’s combination of services meets funder data sharing mandates.
  • Track the reach of your data – Dryad provides metrics that measure the number of times an individual data publication has been viewed, cited, and downloaded.
  • Seamlessly connect software and data –when researchers submit to Dryad, they have the option to upload code, scripts, and software packages which will be automatically sent to Zenodo.
  • First-rate data quality – all data submitted to Dryad are reviewed by a professional curator for data and metadata integrity.
  • Maximized data discovery – Dryad’s data publications are citable, shareable, and discoverable through major indexing services like Google Dataset Search and more.
  • Robust infrastructure and preservation services – all data published in Dryad are safely preserved in a Core Trust Seal-certified repository.

Ready to get started? 

Dryad requires an ORCID iD to login. Once you have an ORCID iD:

  • Log in using your ORCID credentials, 
  • You’ll then be prompted to authorize the connection between  your Dryad and ORCID accounts
  • Finally, you’ll be prompted to select UW-Madison from a drop-down menu and use your netID to associate your account with our institution
  • Now, you’re ready to deposit!

To learn more about other data sharing options at UW-Madison, visit our page on data sharing.

The CARE Priniciples for Indigenous Data Governance – #BeFAIRandCARE

In our introductory post to our Practicing Data Equity series, we mentioned that research institutions, especially research intensive or predominantly white institutions, often wield inequitable power in research partnerships with communities. Historically research projects across disciplines have also caused harm to communities by sharing data or findings inappropriately, fundamentally misrepresenting communities, or ignoring community agency and input. This applies as well to data or digital collections that may make data from such projects available to researchers and other data users. The CARE Principles provide a great framework for thinking through key considerations of data management and sharing with, specifically in the case of these principles, indigenous communities. We’ve included information below introducing the principles, but encourage everyone to read them fully on their website.


Link Roundup October 2019

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In this series, members of the RDS team share links to research data-related stories, resources, and news that caught their eye each month. Feel free to share your favorite stories with us on Twitter @UWMadRschSvcs!

Cameron Cook

UW Madison’s Information Technology Office has kindly generated 3 Tips to Manage Google Drive. These are designed to help you manage your “personal” and UW Madison G Suite accounts.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Office of Cybersecurity will be hosting a series of informational events throughout the month.

Clare Michaud

In “Managing 100 Digital Humanities Projects: Digital Scholarship & Archiving in King’s Digital Lab,” the authors outline the process of managing digital humanities projects at King’s College London and stress the importance of partnerships between libraries, IT, and researchers in the creation of successful and sustainable digital projects.

Kent Emerson

In their Annual Report, “Cultivating Princeton’s Data Landscape”, The Center for Digital Humanities @Princeton reflects on their 2018-2019 “Year of Data”. Throughout the year, the CDH hosted a keynote address by Safia Noble, workshops for students and faculty, and served as a hub for connecting researchers, teachers, and resources.

Research Bazaar Call for Art Submissions

Art has an important role to play in helping the public make sense of complex data in new and exciting ways. Able to see the patterns in the data, artists and data scientists alike, translate information into visual and aesthetic forms that increase awareness and make complicated issues easier to understand. The planning committee for UW-Madison’s Data Science Research Bazaar seeks submissions for artwork influenced by data science or created by data scientists for display. We welcome submissions from both campus members and the public, and encourage submitters to think broadly on the intersections between data science and art.


The Data Science Research Bazaar Seeks Submissions

Cross-posted from the Data Science Hub

The Data Science Hub is excited to invite you to participate in the inaugural Data Science Research Bazaar by submitting your ideas to present!

UW-Madison’s Data Science Research Bazaar is a practical, two-day, hands-on, unconference-style event for all members of the UW-Madison campus community who are interested in data science, from expert methodologists to novice learners just getting their feet wet with data science tools. Presenters from all disciplines, all UW-Madison affiliated individuals, and individuals from the surrounding Madison area are encouraged to apply. Help make the Research Bazaar a successful exchange of ideas and skills by participating and submitting your idea to present. The Research Bazaar is happening at the Discovery Building on January 24-25, 2020.

Proposals are due on November 15, 2019, unless otherwise noted in a specific call.

The Research Bazaar is seeking proposals for the following presentation formats and workshops:

The Research Bazaar is also seeking proposals for the following networking opportunities:

If you have any questions, please send an email to