Quarterly roundup: Your June 2023 news from Dryad 

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You’re invited: Delivering on your journal’s data sharing policy with Dryad

Dryad’s next Open House event for journal publishers takes place on June 28 at 5:00PM UTC. Join Dryad’s Head of Publishing Services, Jess Herzog and Wiley’s Senior Commissioning Editor, Gareth Jenkins to learn how partnering with Dryad can help streamline the publishing processes while ensuring that all relevant datasets are properly shared in accordance with your policies.

Dryad welcomes Maria Guerreiro as Head of Partnership Development  

We are thrilled to have Maria Guerreiro join the Dryad team, contributing more than ten years of experience and knowledge in academic publishing. Maria is a passionate advocate of open science and with her previous position as Head of Journal Development at eLife, working closely with stakeholders to grow the open access journal, Maria is the perfect addition to our team.  

Dryad’s purpose, mission and core values have always resonated with me, so it is really a privilege to now be part of a team that is working tirelessly to give research data the attention and prominence that a key object for the understanding and advancement of science deserves…”  

– Maria Guerreiro

Dryad welcomes new institutions and publishers 

Our membership program proudly serves over 75 institutions and publishers who are using Dryad to sponsor data publication on behalf of their affiliated researchers.  

We are thrilled to welcome four new organizations, who have adopted Dryad to provide an easy and seamless process for the curation, publishing, and preservation of their research data.  

For journals: Benefits of our Private for Peer Review mode 

Dozens of journals take advantage of our Private for Peer Review function to ensure supporting data is accessible through submission and peer review. With this functionality, at the point of submission, authors can choose to keep the data package hidden from public view, but accessible to reviewers, until a final decision on the related manuscript is rendered by the journal office. Benefits include:

  • Generation of a randomized sharing link, appropriate and ideal for double-blind peer review.
  • Inclusion of supplemental content via our integration with Zenodo.  
  • Automatic reservation of a DOI before publication.  
  • Control over the timing of dataset publication.

Open Data Digest: Compelling data delivered straight to your inbox 

Introducing our new Open Data Digest, a monthly round-up of data publications, furthering Dryad’s commitment to the open accessibility and re-use of research data.  

Sign up to receive the most viewed and topical datasets from researchers at leading global institutions and across our diverse subject areas, including ecology, neuroscience, and medicine.  

From the community  

We are thrilled to showcase stories of the positive impact of integrating with Dryad. In a recent presentation, Dr. Karl Benedict discusses how Dryad complements the range of data management, sharing, and preservation services at the University of New Mexico.

Help us refine Dryad features as a user tester

We’re looking for users to test and provide feedback on Dryad features and interfaces, including our administrative dashboard, submission system, and CSV preview function. This is a great opportunity to provide feedback that will shape the future of the Dryad platform. If you’re interested in participating please email hello@datadryad.org.

Feedback and questions are always welcome to hello@datadryad.org.  

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