What is Dryad?

Dryad is an open-source data repository that is available as a free service for all UCSF researchers to publish and archive their research data. Dryad is integrated with hundreds of journals and is an easy way to openly publish data and comply with funder and publisher mandates including the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

With Dryad you can:

  • Upload up to 300GB of research data from cloud storage or lab servers (or your laptop!)
  • Version or update your data at any time
  • Get a DOI and citation for your dataset that can be used by other researchers
  • Find standardized data usage and citation statistics for your data
  • Submit and download data through a REST APIs

Dryad is an open data repository and is therefore not a solution for PHI or sensitive data. Check out this guide for options for sensitive data.

Check out published datasets or submit yours at: https://datadryad.org.

Data Sharing Resources

Sharing data takes time and advanced preparation to ensure that patient consent and other controls are in place, and that data has been properly prepared and de-identified. Learn more about planning for data management and sharing with these resources:

Get Help

Have questions about sharing data or using Dryad? Email Data Services Librarian, Ariel Deardorff, at ariel.deardorff@ucsf.edu.

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