Head of Community Engagement
With contributions from Maria Praetzellis
California Digital Library and University of California Curation Center (UC3)
Dryad is an open data publishing platform and community whose mission is to advance scientific discovery through curated open data access. Recent policies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding bodies, as well as the Office of Science and Technology Police (OSTP) Memo on Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research provide renewed motivation for researchers to deposit their data in trusted repositories. However, moving beyond policy compliance to publishing data that is suitable for reuse and reproducibility requires new approaches. The value of data publishing lies in the usability of published datasets. This talk will describe Dryad’s plans for feature sets centered on data reusability, machine usability, interoperability, and integration with open science technologies. This includes aligning with popular data science tools, educating researchers along the submission process with more complex checks and automated tooling for quality, and rethinking how users access and compute with data published in Dryad.
See also: Realizing the Potential of Collaborations and Partnerships: Lessons from Dryad (CNI, Spring Fall 2021)