Dryad is an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences that enables scientists to validate published findings, explore new analysis methodologies, repurpose data for research questions unanticipated by the original authors, and perform synthetic studies. Dryad also is a membership organization, governed by a consortium of journals, publishers, scientific societies, funding agencies, and other stakeholders, which collaboratively promote data archiving and ensure the sustainability of the repository.
As of Jun 19, 2012, Dryad contains 1723 data packages and 4392 data files, associated with articles in 135 journals.
Since its inception in 2009 the organization has been governed by an interim Board. It is now in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States. As of April 2012, Dryad is governed by a twelve-member Board of Directors, which was nominated and elected by the Membership. The next board meeting is July 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. Directors serve as individuals, not necessarily affiliated with a Member, and serve on a voluntary basis for renewable three-year terms.
The first face-to-face Board Meeting will be held this July in Durham, North Carolina, and the first annual Members Meeting will be held in May 2013.
- "Stakeholder governance" (blog post about the new board)
- Wiki (Overview, documentation, access)
- Data Repository
- News and Views (blog)