The University of Oregon Library is now an Institutional Member of the Dryad data repository, a platform that makes research data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable as encouraged by funders and publishers. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types. Our institutional membership means that you can deposit datasets into Dryad at no cost. Dryad is one of many data repositories used to share research data.
Why use Dryad?
You should not use Dryad if:
How is Dryad different from Scholars’ Bank?
Scholars' Bank and Dryad are complementary resources for the University of Oregon's faculty, staff, and students. Scholars' Bank is our institutional repository for preprints, documents, white papers, and other types of publications; it is not designed to accept research data. Dryad is especially useful when it is integrated into a journal’s publishing platform. There is a limit in size and all data in Dryad must be released under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) waiver.
Dryad is not the only data repository, and it may not be the best solution for all of our researchers. If there is a disciplinary repository, we always recommend that you use that for greater visibility and impact. There may also be considerations depending on if you are grant funded, and/or if you are working with a publisher. Choosing a repository solution currently is not a one-size-fits-all. Your funder, publisher, or scholarly association may also maintain a list of recommended repositories. Please contact ResearchDataMgmt@uoregon.edu and schedule an appointment if you would like assistance identifying the best repository for your work.
More information is available at the Dryad data submission process.
Thanks to NC State University Libraries for letting us borrow from their helpful Dryad LibGuide.
When you are ready to submit your data with Dryad, start by reviewing Dryad’s data submission best practices guide on how to organize and document your data to support re-use and discovery.
By choosing "a manuscript in process," you can enter the Journal Name and Manuscript Number for your manuscript. If the journal you have submitted your manuscript with works with Dryad, click the Import Manuscript Metadata button to download the metadata from the journal.
By choosing "a published article," you can enter the Journal Name and DOI for your article and then click the Import Article Metadata button to download metadata about the article form ORCID and CrossRef.
By choosing "other or not applicable," you can simply start by entering information about your dataset. Basic Information heading, your First Name, Last Name, Institutional Affiliation and Author Email will already be filled in based on your ORCID iD.