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Dryad and DANS partner for long-term preservation of rich research data repository
20 July 2017
Dryad and DANS announce a new collaboration to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility to curated scientific data. Over 50,000 researchers who have already deposited research data with Dryad can count on continuous open access to their data packages with an extra layer of security and recoverability as a result of this partnership.
Public content on Dryad servers, currently over 15,000 data packages and 50,000 files, will be backed up in the DANS archive regularly to minimize the risk of loss or corruption of data over time. DANS will also serve as Dryad’s successor archive to maintain discoverability of Dryad Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) now and into the future. Metadata will be available in open access format to all researchers using the DANS online archiving system, EASY.
“We are excited that this partnership ensures that data on Dryad will remain accessible and linked to the scholarly literature in any unlikely disruption of Dryad services. DANS has proven to be a natural fit for us in this effort,” said Executive Director Meredith Morovati. “Dryad and DANS share a deep commitment to the stewardship of global scientific data on behalf of more than 50,000 researchers who trust us with their data and hundreds of publishing partners working with Dryad to link this data to scholarly literature.”
Henk Harmsen, Deputy director of DANS, added, “Together with Dryad we are committed to make digital research data and related outputs Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). This collaboration minimizes the risk of loss or corruption of data over time. We are pleased to extend our capacity and data archive by partnering with Dryad.”