Quarterly roundup: Your February 2023 news from Dryad

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You’re invited: Open House on enhancing your library’s RDM program by partnering with Dryad

Dryad’s next Open House event takes place on February 22. This event is specifically designed for librarians to learn more about how a partnership with Dryad can increase pathways for data publishing, integrate technically with your local resources, and augment your local capacity for data curation. The session will be led by Dryad’s Head of Community Engagement, Sarah Lippincott, and Dr. Karl Benedict, Professor and Director of the Research Data Services (RDS) and Information Technology Services (ITS) programs at the University of New Mexico (UNM). 

Register here to join at 8:00 AM UTC (find your time zone)

Register here to join at 6:00 PM UTC (find your time zone)

White House Year of Open Science

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has launched the Year of Open Science, an initiative to empower researchers to adopt open science practices through events, training, and incentives and engage federal agencies in advancing open science practices and policies. Dryad is here to support the research community with expert input, resources, and best practice for data sharing and reuse.

The initiative aligns closely with the OSTP’s memorandum on ensuring free, immediate, and equitable access to federally funded research and shares similar goals: to enhance access to taxpayer-funded research, “accelerate discovery and innovation, promote public trust, and drive more equitable outcomes.”

The Year of Open Science is yet another reflection of a growing push for greater collaboration, transparency, and accountability in scientific research. Dryad celebrates the White House OSTP’s leadership and is proud to contribute to advancing open and equitable research, one dataset at a time. 

Dryad selected for SCOSS funding

Dryad has recently been selected for Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS)’s fourth funding cycle, in recognition of aligned goals to support the future of open science. 

Dryad’s endorsement by the funding consortium recognises our ongoing dedication to developing and providing the highest quality open data publishing platform for the global research community. 

“SCOSS support will help Dryad to continue to model best practices for data sharing and reuse. Together we can accelerate discovery through open science” –Sarah Lippincott, Head of Community Engagement, Dryad.

Nine new institutions and publishers using Dryad

Dryad’s membership program enables over 75 global institutions and publishers to sponsor data publication on behalf of their affiliated researchers, using Dryad’s robust curation and publishing process.

Dryad is pleased to welcome new research institutes, universities, and publishers, now leaders in open data:

  • Australian Wine Research Institute 
  • Colorado State University
  • Northwestern University 
  • The Rockefeller University 
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
  • University of Rochester 
  • University of Washington 
  • Hindawi
  • Rockefeller University Press

New chair of the Board of Directors: Jason Williams

Jason Williams joins as chair of the Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. As Assistant Director of Diversity and Research Readiness at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center and Founder of LifeSciTrainers.org, Williams brings a wealth of experience from across the research landscape and is particularly committed to advancing the values of diversity and inclusion in the Dryad community.

“…Dryad’s focus on curation adds value to research products, and our commitment to advancing open science for everyone resonates with our community. I’ll work to honor, reinforce, and expand upon these values in this new role” –Jason Williams.

Dryad integration with eJournalPress

Dryad is delighted to partner with eJournalPress (eJP) to help authors make their research data more openly available and reusable, in support of open science. 

Journals using eJP to manage submissions and peer review can now activate the free and simple API-level integration which enables their authors to submit data to Dryad during submission. Upon simple completion of the data upload, eJP will update the status in Dryad when the related manuscript has been accepted, to which Dryad will then automatically release the dataset to be curated and published.

Join our For Journals: Integrating Dryad with eJP webinar for more information.

From the community 

“Dryad is recognized and supported by communities of authors, reviewers and editors as providing a simple solution for data sharing and compliance with funder policies. Partnering with Dryad over many years has been vital in realizing our data sharing policy: with hundreds of datasets being openly available in support of research integrity and openness”. – Publisher, the Royal Society

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