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Dryad - An International Repository of Data Underlying Peer-Reviewed Articles in the Basic and Applied Biosciences
Entry ID: Dryad
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Summary
Abstract: The Dryad Repository is a NSF funded project and a collaboration between the Metadata Research Center (MRC) and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). The goal of the project is to establish a repository for heterogeneous digital datasets in the field of evolutionary biology in order to ensure long-term preservation and promote resource discovery and reuse. The focus will be on published datasets, with tight linkages to major evolutionary biology journals and domain-specific community databases.

Dryad will allow future investigators to validate published findings, explore new analysis methodologies, repurpose the data for research questions unanticipated by the original authors, and perform synthetic studies such as formal meta-analyses.

Dryad aims to provide one-stop data deposition upon publication by interfacing with specialized repositories which are already required for publication such as Genbank and Treebase. However, for many publications, these repositories do not capture the whole data package. As a result, many important datasets are not being preserved and are no longer available, or usable, at the time that they are sought by later investigators.

To staunch this loss, Dryad is being designed as a “catch-all” repository for numerical tables and all other kinds of published data that do not currently have a home. A major design consideration with these data is to avoid placing an undue burden of metadata generation on individual researchers while at the same time capturing sufficient metadata to enable data discovery and reuse.

We are working with stakeholders from a consortium of journals and scientific societies to develop data sharing policies and ensure the long-term sustainability of the repository.

A special section of the repository named DryEd will package datasets of particular educational value for use in undergraduate and graduate classes.

[Summary provided by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Metadata Research Center.]

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Description: Login or register to Dryad to submit data.

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Description: Browse publications in Dryad.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Dryad documentation.
Service Citation
Originators: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Metadata Research Center, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Title: Dryad - An International Repository of Data Underlying Peer-Reviewed Articles in the Basic and Applied Biosciences
Provider: North Carolina State University
URL: http://datadryad.org/
Science Keywords
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BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >GRAZING DYNAMICS / PLANT ECOLOGY   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INDICATOR SPECIES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >PLANT SUCCESSION   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >SPECIES DOMINANCE INDICES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >SPECIES RECRUITMENT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOMASS DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >CHEMOSYNTHESIS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >CONSUMPTION RATES   [Definition]
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BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >EXCRETION RATES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >FOOD-WEB DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >NUTRIENT CYCLING   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >OXYGEN DEMAND   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PHOTOSYNTHESIS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PRIMARY PRODUCTION   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >RESPIRATION RATE   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >SECONDARY PRODUCTION   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >TROPHIC DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >BIOAVAILABILITY   [Definition]
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BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >TOXICITY LEVELS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >BIOLUMINESCENCE   [Definition]
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BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT CHARACTERISTICS >VEGETATION WATER CONTENT
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
FARMING
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
Access Constraints
Users must register and login before submitting data to Dryad.
Service Provider
METADATA RESEARCH CENTER, SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JANE GREENBERG
Phone: 919-962-8066
Fax: 919-962-8071
Email: janeg at email.unc.edu
Contact Address:
Metadata Research Center
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
205 Manning Hall, CB # 3360
City: Chapel Hill
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27599-3360
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
DRYAD HELP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: help at datadryad.org

JANE GREENBERG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 919-962-8066
Fax: 919-962-8071
Email: janeg at email.unc.edu
Contact Address:
Metadata Research Center
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
205 Manning Hall, CB # 3360
City: Chapel Hill
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27599-3360
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2012-06-19
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-06-19
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