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Research Data Management: Dryad Data Platform

Effective research data management is an ongoing process that involves collecting, organizing, describing, sharing, and preserving data throughout the course of your research project.

Dryad is an open data publishing platform and a community committed to the open availability and routine re-use of all research data.

"We make it easier to share, find, use, and cite data, and are ready-made for emerging data-sharing requirements."

  • Data curation at Dryad – Ensures metadata quality; verifies data are accessible, usable, and licensed for sharing, and supports authors.
  • Data publishing at Dryad – Increases discoverability of data, connects data with other research outputs, promotes data citation, and makes data count.
  • The Dryad platform – Offers a smooth and easy publishing experience for authors, integrates readily with publisher workflows, runs on open-source software, and may be accessed via open API."

Benefits to Using Dryad

  • Helps you achieve FAIR data compliance
  • Partners with top publishers
  • Offers DOI registration for your datasets
  • Automates code and software publishing to Zenodo with licensing options
  • Provides data metrics that track how individual data is viewed, shared, cited, and downloaded
  • Supports various file types
  • Allows private deposition during peer review
  • Preserves data in a Core Trust Seal-Certified repository

Dryad Submission Walkthrough

Check out this webpage for a helpful guide on how to submit data to Dryad:
Submission Walkthrough.


SUNY Fredonia is part of the SUNY Consortia membership of Dryad, made available through the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS).

With this membership, the standard $150 USD dataset publication fee is covered through at least 2024. Following the consortial coverage of deposit fees, Reed Library will manage the membership as part of its broad support for data-intensive research at Fredonia.

Getting Started with Dryad

If you don’t have an ORCID ID, create one by selecting "register now" on the Dryad website. 

After logging in to Dryad via ORCID, select SUNY Fredonia from the list of member institutions.

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After connecting your Dryad and SUNY Fredonia accounts, the SUNY Fredonia logo will appear alongside the Dryad logo on the page. Now, any new submissions you make will be supported by SUNY Fredonia's membership.

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