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Current grant awards

  • Dryad is supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) through award DBI-0743720. Partners in the NSF award include the U.S. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, the University of North Carolina Metadata Research Center, North Carolina State University's Digital Library Program, the LTER Network Office at the University of New Mexico, and TreeBASE at Yale University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed at this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.
  • Incubation funds have also been provided by NESCent through a cooperative agreement with the NSF (DBI-0905606). NESCent is jointly managed by Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University.

Sustainability planning

The Dryad Consortium Board is developing long-term financial plans for the repository; a summary of the sustainability discussion at the December 2009 meeting of the Board can be found in the meeting report here.

Leadership and contributors

Senior Personnel

  • Lee-Ann Coleman, project partner, Dryad-UK (British Library)
  • Adam Farquhar, PI, Dryad-UK (British Library)
  • Jane Greenberg, metadata management (<MRC>;/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Brian Hole, project manager, Dryad-UK (British Library)
  • Hilmar Lapp, technical management (NESCent)
  • David M Shotton, PI, Dryad-UK (Oxford University)
  • Todd Vision, project director (NESCent/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


  • Kevin S. Clarke, repository programmer (NESCent)
  • Tanya Gray, computing officer (Oxford University)
  • Ryan Scherle, repository architect (NESCent)

Curation and Outreach

Other contributors:


  • Amol Bapat
  • Amy Bouck
  • Sarah Carrier
  • Jed Dube
  • Rosie Kilgore
  • Ruth Monnig
  • Abbey Thompson