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Mission and vision statement

The mission of Dryad is to promote the availability of data underlying findings in the scientific literature for research and educational reuse. The vision of Dryad is a scholarly communication system in which learned societies, publishers, institutions of research and education, funding bodies and other stakeholders collaboratively sustain and promote the preservation and reuse of data underlying the scholarly literature.


Dryad is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors, elected by its Members. Members may be independent journals, societies, publishers, research and educational institutions, libraries, funders, or other organizations that support Dryad's mission. Benefits of membership include electing the Board of Directors, a discount on service fees, a voice in in membership forums, and participation in a network for knowledge exchange among diverse stakeholder groups. The annual membership dues are $1000 USD for organizations with budgets less than USD$10 million/year, and $5000 USD for organizations with budgets above USD$10 million/year.

Dryad is currently applying for status as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit to be incorporated in North Carolina, USA (see Business Plan and Sustainability).

Governance documents

  • [1], as adopted by the Board of Directors, July 23, 2012 and Amended, May, 2013]


Charter Members

Charter members of Dryad were members of the Dryad Consortium from 2009-2012, and established the Dryad nonprofit in 2012. Consortium membership was free, and in recognition of their early support, Dryad has offered to continue this free membership during a limited transition period.

Annual Membership Meeting

Board of Directors

Please see Who We Are for biographical information on current board members

Class of 2016

  • Martin Fenner
  • Charles Fox
  • Susanna-Assunta Sansone
  • Carol Tenopir

Class of 2015

  • Simon Hodson
  • Bill Michener
  • Eefke Smit
  • Todd Vision

Class of 2014

  • Theodora Bloom
  • Liz Ferguson
  • Marcel Holyoak
  • Brian Lavoie

Class of 2013

  • Lee Dirks
  • Allen Moore
  • Susanna-Assunta Sansone
  • Michael Whitlock


  • 2013: Michener (chair), Bloom (vice-chair), Lavoie (treasurer) and Vision (secretary)

Board of Director Meetings

Interim Governance 2009-2012

From 2009 to early 2012, the Dryad Board operated under an Interim Governance Agreement. This agreement specified that the Dryad Board have one appointed representative from each Partner Journal, and each Partner Journal has one vote in matters brought to the board. The full board elected an executive committee of five representatives, including the project director, who served ex officio. The executive committee was authorized to make most decisions on behalf of the full board, but issues regarding partner financial commitments and governance were brought to a vote before the full board.

Partner representatives 2009-2012

  • John Allen (Biological Journal of the Linnean Society)
  • Scott Baker (Journal of Heredity)
  • David Baldwin (Ecological Society of America)
  • Tim Benton (Nordic Society Oikos)
  • Theo Bloom (Public Library of Science)
  • Roger Butlin (Heredity)
  • Daphne Fairbairn (Evolution)
  • Liz Ferguson (Wiley Blackwell)
  • Charles Fox (British Ecological Society)
  • Steve Hageman (Journal of Paleontology)
  • Harold Heatwole (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology)
  • Marcel Holyoak (Ecology Letters)
  • Iain Hrynaszkiewicz (BioMed Central)
  • Cathy Kennedy (Oxford University Press)
  • Bruce MacFadden (Paleobiology)
  • William Michener (DataONE)
  • Allen Moore (Journal of Evolutionary Biology)
  • Mohamed Noor
  • Roderick Page (Systematic Biology)
  • Lyubomir Penev (Pensoft Publishers)
  • Richard Sands (BMJ Open)
  • Michelle Tseng (Evolutionary Applications)
  • Marcy Uyenoyama (Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution)
  • Tim Vines (Molecular Ecology)
  • John Wenburg (Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management)
  • Michael Whitlock (The American Naturalist)
  • Derek Wildman (Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)
  • Laura Zahn (Science)

Interim Executive Committee members

  • 2009-2010: William Michener, Allen Moore, Mohamed Noor, Marcy Uyenoyama, Tim Vines, and Michael Whitlock, chair.
  • 2010-2012: Marcel Holyoak, William Michener, Allen Moore, Mohamed Noor, and Michael Whitlock, chair.

Interim Board Meetings

Interim Governance documents