Repository History

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This page describes the broad outlines of Dryad's history. For more details about technical development, see the Release Notes. For more details about the history of Dryad's funding, see Grants.

Major milestones in the development of Dryad:

  • 2012 -- Dryad incorporates.
  • 2012 -- Second round of funding from NSF (for 4 years).
  • March 2011 -- Initial launch of the peer-review system, with Systematic Biology.
  • May 2009 -- First meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board.
  • 2009 -- HIVE grant.
  • 2009 -- Initial journal integration, with The American Naturalist.
  • 2008 -- Initial funding from NSF (for 4 years).
  • January 2008 -- Initial live release of the repository.
  • March 2007 -- NESCent data archiving workshop to establish the initial focus and features of the repository.
  • 2005-2006 -- Initial project meetings at Dryad's namesake, Caffe Driade.
  • 2004 -- NESCent founded. NESCent's original mission included "enhancing efforts in evolutionary biology with regard to informatics, data curation, and cross-disciplinary integration of data" (NSF Synthesis Center RFP)