Our workshop titled "Digital data preservation, sharing, and discovery: Challenges for Small Science Communities in the Digital Era" took place May 16-17, 2007, at NESCent.
DRIADE (Digital Repository of Information and Data for Evolution) is a joint project ofand the
Dryad is a repository under development that is being designed to host the data underlying published works in evolutionary biology and related fields. Dryad will support the preservation, discovery, and reuse of these data.
Dryad aims to provide one-stop data deposition upon publication by interfacing with specialized repositories which are already required for publication such as Genbank and Treebase. For most publications, these repositories do not capture the whole data package. As a result, much of the data in evolutionary biology is not preserved upon publication. Dryad is being designed as a "catch-all" repository for numerical tables and other kinds of published data that do not currently have a home. A major guiding principle is to avoid placing an undue burden of metadata generation on the individual researcher while at the same time capturing sufficient metadata to enable resource discovery and reuse. NESCent is working with stakeholders from evolutionary biology journals and scientific societies to develop data sharing policies and ensure the long-term sustainability of the repository.
This wiki is for the use of working group participants. If you would like to obtain access, please send a request to Hilmar Lapp.