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Dryad is an open and curated data publishing platform for researchers to share and publish their data. CDL and the 10 UC campuses are institutional members of Dryad. Dryad is designed to be a simple data publication tool for researchers to meet funder and publisher mandates. Each dataset goes through a curation process to check for findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability.

Other features of Dryad include:

  • Publish data through publisher and researcher workflow integrations.
  • Link data with related articles, code, and other datasets.
  • Permanent data citations with a DataCite DOI for attribution.
  • Standardized views, downloads, and citation metrics in accordance with Make Data Count.
  • Through our institutional membership, all UC researchers can deposit datasets to Dryad at no cost.