Introducing DRYAD

Posted: January 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Data Sharing, Projects | Tags: | Comments Off on Introducing DRYAD

Today I want to introduce Dryad – maybe many of you know it already because it is not a project that hasĀ  just started, but a repository that was initially released in 2008.

As mentioned, Dryad is an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences, including biomedicine.

Dryad enables scientists to validate published findings, explore new analysis methodologies, repurpose data for research questions unanticipated by the original authors, and perform synthetic studies.

Dryad is governed by a consortium of journals that collaboratively promote data archiving and ensure the sustainability of the repository. Actually, Dryad contains 1228 data packages and 2953 data files, associated with articles in 100 journals.

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