Dryad: The University of Arkansas Data Repository

This guide will provide information on our data repository system as well as guidelines for community use

Dir. Open Education, Data and Publishing Services

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Lora Lennertz
University of Arkansas Libraries

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The University of Arkansas is proud to announce Dryad as it's research data repository.  The Dryad Repository insignia

The University Libraries' membership to Dryad will cover the cost of individual data deposits through 2024.

What is Dryad?

The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes research data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general purpose home for a wide diversity of data types.

Dryad originated from an initiative among a group of leading journals and scientific societies to adopt a joint data archiving policy (IDAP) for their publications, and the recognition that open, easy-to-use, community-governed data infrastructure was needed to support such a policy. These remain Dryad's guiding principles.

Dryad's vision is to promote a world where research data is openly available, integrated with the scholarly literature, and routinely re-used to create knowledge. Dryad's mission is to provide the infrastructure for, and promote the re-use of, data underlying the scholarly literature.

Why use Dryad?

  • Meets requirements of national granting agencies such as NSF and NIH
  • Connects with the University of Arkansas and your ORCiD account
  • Provides DOIs for your dataset
  • Simple interface
  • Supports preservation of code, scripts and software
  • Supports private access to data products during peer review
  • 300 GB max per data deposit
  • Versioning of datasets
  • Permanent archiving of datasets in the University of California’s CoreTrustSeal-certified Merritt repository