We are pleased to have received a Sustaining Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Sustaining Awards are an innovative proposal track, developed within NSF’s Advances in Bioinformatics program, that provides “limited support for the cost of ongoing operations and maintenance of existing cyberinfrastructure that is critical for the continued advance of priority biological research.”
The award is to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Dryad as a subawardee. The grant provides approximately $762K in funding over three years (starting 1-Sep-2016).
From the abstract:
This award will enable Dryad to achieve the scale required for sustainability through continued growth and extension to new research communities. At the same time, it will enable the continued growth of the repository’s valuable collection of diverse and high-quality data for research and education.
We are grateful to NSF, who have generously supported the Dryad Digital Repository since its inception in 2008, including a recently funded small-scale pilot study to explore direct sponsorship of data publication charges.