Old:DryadUK WP6

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Status: This page is outdated and of historical use only.

This page describes work done by the DryadUK project from 2010 to 2011.

To achieve buy-in among stakeholders, we need to show that Dryad is more that just another repository, by demonstrating that it enables new research to be conducted. To that end, DCC will establish a framework for evaluation of Dryad data usage. In particular, in light of the Blue Ribbon report, we wish to establish the value proposition for saving and publishing article-related datasets (as opposed to primary datasets that may have IPR and ethics constraints to their re-use), the direct benefits that accrue to data depositors, and the relative benefits that accrue from depositing data in different archives (journal supplementary materials, Dryad, institutional repositories or more specialized bioinformatics databases).

Additionally, NESCent staff will monitor the rate of data submissions from journals, relative to the number of articles published, and evaluate the effectiveness of the archiving policy at each journal. Dryad has also volunteered to serve as a case study for RIN's proposed study Research publications and research data.


  1. A formative assessment framework for future independent evaluations.
  2. One or more publications on the value of data archives to users and the scientific community.
  3. A planning report allowing Dryad to project the rate of new data submissions over time.