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.)
- 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.