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Data Management Planning for NMSU Researchers

What Is Dryad?

Dryad is a non-profit data repository offering both institutional members and individual researchers a secure location for research data storage. NMSU is now a Dryad member and NMSU researchers can deposit their data in Dryad. This is especially important for researchers with data sets that do not fit in any of the federal or subject repositories

Benefits of Submitting Your Data to Dryad

  • Partners with major journal publishers, making manuscript submission easy
  • Complies with funders' data access and sharing mandates
  • Provides metrics to track how individual data is viewed, shared, cited, and downloaded
  • Provides option to upload code, scripts, and software that can be automatically sent to Zenodo
  • Reviews data submitted for data and metadata integrity
  • Preserves your data in a Core Trust Seal-Certified repository

Uploading Your Data to Dryad

Dryad makes it easy for researchers to upload and share their data. 

1. Login with your ORCID ID
Don't have one? You can create one straight from the Dryad login page. Because NMSU is a Dryad member, you will be prompted for your NMSU credentials. Once logged in, you will see the NMSU logo and can start submitting your data. ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

2. Data Types
Don't worry about data types because Dryad accepts many different types of data.

  • If submitting human subjects data, makes sure your data is anonymized and follows both legal and ethical guidelines. 
  • All data deposited with Dryad must be complete, and open to the public. 
  • All data must be compatible with the Creative Commons Zero license. Find out more about Creative Commons licenses here

3. Data Curation

Dryad will curate and then publish your data. If you want to suspend data publication until after the peer review process is complete, select the Private for Peer Review check box. In all cases, the Dryad folks will ensure your data is curated and if they have questions, they will be in touch.

4. Data Publication

Dryad will notify you once your data is published and will provide you with a permanent DOI (digital object identifier) you can use to cite your data. You can update and re-version your data set at any time. 

More questions? See Dryad's Frequently Asked Questions

Dryad @ NMSU

To launch our membership, Dryad has offered these informational tools.