Dryad Data Repository



The Dryad Data Repository is an open and curated data sharing platform that allows UC Irvine researchers to make their data discoverable, freely reusable, and cite-able. UC Irvine is an institutional member of Dryad, and depositing data at Dryad is free for UCI affiliates. Log in with your ORCID ID (you can create one on the Dryad log in page) and your UCINetID.  

With Dryad, researchers can:

  • Publish and share research data from any discipline
  • Get a permanent DOI for their data
  • Link data with related articles, code, and other datasets
  • Meet funder and publisher requirements for data sharing

Data published in Dryad is made openly available under Creative Commons CC0 license, and human subjects data must be properly anonymized (see Dryad’s guidance on sharing human subjects data).

Dryad is also integrated with Zenodo, the general use repository hosted at CERN, to host code, scripts and software packages uploaded with datasets. Through this integration, any software or code uploaded to Dryad during data submission will be published at Zenodo.

Other features of Dryad include:

  • Datasets published as stand-alone deposits or as part of a journal article submission
  • Dataset versioning
  • Curation procedures to ensure data is accessible, usable, and appropriate for sharing under CC0 license
  • 300 GB max per data deposit
  • Standardized views, downloads, and citation metrics
  • Permanent archiving of datasets in the University of California’s CoreTrustSeal-certified Merritt repository

Useful links

Dryad Video Tutorial

Watch the following video tutorial to view a step-by-step walkthrough of how to sign in to the Dryad data repository, start a new dataset submission, describe a dataset, link related work, upload files, and more:

Need help?

For more information about Dryad, please contact Wasila Dahdul, Data Curation Librarian by email at wdahdul@uci.edu or schedule an appointment: https://spaces.lib.uci.edu/appointments/wasila