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Dryad–a data repository for UC Davis researchers

Less than two years ago I wrote a blog post about UC Davis researchers receiving access to a campus instance of the Dash data repository. We added this service to support open data sharing to advance research and to help meet funder and publisher data sharing requirements. So why this new announcement so soon after we made the decision to adopt Dash?

Good news! The Dash team’s efforts to be strategic about their service brought them in contact with like-minded partners. Dash and Dryad merged, keeping the best of the two platforms. Now UC Davis researchers will benefit from:

  • A familiar data submission interface
  • No deposit fees
  • Increased dataset size to 300 GB per upload
  • No life-long deposit limit
  • Integrations with publishers’ workflows when a dataset supports a publication
  • An embargo period for peer review
  • Ability to deposit self-standing datasets without needing an accompanying publication
  • Data curation services

You can read more about Dryad post-Dash integration here. Our data team is very excited about the new opportunities this opens up for our research community. Keep your data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) in the upscaled repository by:

  • Getting a permanent identifier (DOI) for your dataset by depositing it to Dryad
  • Providing public access to your dataset by depositing it to Dryad
  • Describing your data organization, collection methods and analysis
  • Using non-proprietary formats for your data

For assistance with making your data FAIR, contact our team.

Happy data sharing!


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