Dryad datadryad.org/stash is an open data publishing platform and a community committed to the open availability and routine re-use of all research data. SUNY has joined Dryad as the second institutional consortia member (after founding consortia member California Digital Library) and will support data publishing for researchers at many SUNY campuses.
For most researchers required to publish research data in an open access or FAIR repository, a domain-specific or other repository specified by the funder is provided. For other researchers in need of a generalist repository or who have not requirements for publishing data but a desire to share their data, Dryad is available. Dryad is for data that needs to be retained permanently.
For campuses that have not joined the Dryad community as Institutional Members, but have data publishing and sharing needs, we have created a SUNY consortia instance of Dryad.
Researchers on the following campuses can publish their data under the SUNY consortia membership. The $140 dataset publishing cost will be covered under the current contract for 2023 and 2024. Once data is deposited in Dryad, campuses do not need a contract for Dryad to maintain and preserve the data.
The amount of data some researchers are creating would be costly to store in an IR. SUNY has opted to join Dryad rather that host data for campuses in the SUNY Digital Repository. Dryad is also specifically for published and accessible data. Our IR and some campus IRs would need to rethink their IR collection development and infrastructure to enable data ingest. Additionally, Dryad provides curation services that are absent in a campus-hosted IR.
The submission process is outlined here: https://datadryad.org/stash/submission_process Researchers must have an ORCID iD (information on ORCID) to submit data to Dryad. Each campus will build a link for their researchers to access the SUNY consortia instance. OLIS will provide information on the technical configuration for that link.
Data published to Dryad must be under a CC0 license. Read about the license here: https://blog.datadryad.org/2011/10/05/why-does-dryad-use-cc0/ Software can be loaded to Zenodo within Dryad. Zenodo accepts a variety of software licenses.
Yes, SDR and SOAR are still available. The purpose of each repository is listed below:
The SUNY Open Access Repository (SOAR) is a centrally managed online digital repository that stores, indexes, and makes available scholarly and creative works of SUNY faculty, students, and staff across SUNY campuses. SOAR serves as an open access platform for those SUNY campuses that do not have their own open access repository environments.