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Dryad makes it easy and affordable to curate, publish, and preserve research data by providing robust infrastructure, services, and expertise to meet your organization's needs. Whether you’d like to see data shared to support research integrity, open research or compliance with funder policies, we can help. Our multi-stakeholder community of academic and research institutions, research funders, scholarly societies and publishers is committed to leading in best practices for open data sharing and reuse. To join Dryad today, please contact us.

Benefits of membership

Dryad members champion best practice in open data sharing and commit to the health and growth of shared, open infrastructure for data curation, publishing, preservation and reuse.

Institutions Publishers
Governance Co-create with Dryad at our community events. Exercise your vote to elect Dryad’s Board of Directors and help set our direction
Integrations We can help members integrate Dryad metadata and data – via API – with their local repository, ILS, or storage system Dryad connects seamlessly to submission and publication workflows via API or email-based integration
Administrative access Members have hands-on access to a dashboard displaying activity for each dataset, from submission through curation and publication, and including responsibility for payment. Institutions may view data for all affiliated researchers while publishers view all data coming through in association with their journals.
Training and support Work with our Community Engagement and Publishing Service teams to get staff up to speed and collaborate on outreach programs
Branded instance Available to users logging in via SSO Not applicable
Data publishing deposits Included with membership for researchers affiliated with your institution Affordably priced to support growth


Our institutional member dues are tiered in relation to your institution’s anticipated research output. All tiers include the benefits listed above. Fees are annual and in USD.

Individual journals, publishers of all kinds, and scholarly societies can join the Dryad community through publisher membership. Publisher support for Dryad was foundational in our establishment and continues to be essential in allowing us to provide open data infrastructure and simple workflows for authors. Contact us for the latest fees.

Joining the Dryad community has helped us build stronger connections with researchers on campus, engage more fully in discussions related to the management and sharing of research data, and become part of the broader open science community. Being able to address the question “How can I share my data?” with a top of the line and curation-focused platform not only helps us to address an immediate need but allows us to position the library as a source of expertise on related issues more generally. Our partnership with Dryad allows Lane Medical Library to offer exceptional data storage and curation so we can focus our resources on education, guidance, and community building.

— Director, Research & Instruction, Lane Medical Library, Stanford University

Dryad is recognised and supported by communities of authors, reviewers and editors as providing a simple solution for data sharing and compliance with funder policies. Partnering with Dryad over many years has been vital in realizing our data sharing policy: with hundreds of datasets being openly available in support of research integrity and openness.

– Publisher, the Royal Society