Supporting scientific communities by publishing data

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Describes how the Dryad data repository http://datadryad.org/ is a model of scientific data sharing and preservation, and suggests how libraries and librarians may use Dryad to promote data sharing. Presented at Joint OpenAIRE/LIBER workshop ‘Dealing with Data - what’s the role for the library?’, Ghent (Belgium), 28 May 2013.

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  • 1. Supporting scientificcommunitiesby publishing dataDryad Digital RepositoryPeggy SchaefferOpenAIRE/LIBER WorkshopMay 28, 2013Ghent, Belgium
  • 2. Outline Introduction to DryadJoint Data Archiving Policy (JDAP)How Dryad works with journals and publishers How librarians can use Dryad Ideas forlibrarianstosupport researchdata management & publication2DataDryad.org
  • 3. An international repository ofdata underlying scientific andmedical publicationsdatadryad.org3DataDryad.org
  • 4. Dryad welcomes data in any format4DataDryad.org
  • 5. Joint Data Archiving Policy< Journal > requires, as a condition for publication,that data supporting the results in the papershould be archived in an appropriate publicarchive, such as .Data are important products of the scientificenterprise, and they should be preserved andusable for decades in the future. Authors may electto have the data publicly available at time ofpublication, or, if the technology of the archiveallows, may opt to embargo access to the data fora period up to a year after publication.Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of theeditor, especially for sensitive information such ashuman subject data or the location of endangeredspecies.5DataDryad.org
  • 6. Researchers and journals are using Dryadfor archivingDataDryad.org 6
  • 7. and using the data for researchDataDryad.org 7
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  • 9. DataDryad.org 9Journal IntegrationDateDataPackagesDataDownloadsAve. downloads perpackageAll Journals 2765 127,396 46MolecularEcology2009-11-29 615 23,604 38Evolution 2010-5-4 380 12,524 33AmericanNaturalist2009-8-29 208 11,195 54Journal ofEvolutionaryBiology2010-7-12 205 5,729 28Journals benefit when data is reusedA Data Package is all of the data files for a journal article. All Dryad datapackages link to the associated journal article.
  • 10. What makes Dryad unique1. Aligns data deposition process with theprocess and business of scholarly publishing;2. Article publication as a model for howresearchers can benefit from data sharing;3. Motivates researchers to disclose data of thegreatest value for scientific reuse;4. Article metadata = foundation of metadatafor associated data.10DataDryad.org
  • 11. What makes Dryad unique5. Data files in Dryad are curated;6. All contents are freely available via CC0waiver;7. Dryad is an open source enterprise, builton DSpace, with open development &open documentation; and8. Dryad is a nonprofit organizationresponsive to and managed by itsstakeholders.11DataDryad.org
  • 12. How can librarians use Dryad Ask scientists about their data! Refer grant writers to Dryad, they can build itin to a data management plan ShowDryad to researchers Add a link to Dryad when you offer resourcesfor researchers Demo Dryad to show what making data filespublic looks like.12DataDryad.org
  • 13. Data sharing: advantages to authorsVisibilityCitabilityWorkload reductionPreservationImpact and opportunity13DataDryad.org
  • 14. Other ways librarians can supportscientific data managementConsult and share best practice guidelines: Some Simple Guidelines for Effective Data Management,Borer ET, Seabloom EW, Jones MB, Schildhauer M (2009).Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 90(2), 205-214. doi:10.1890/0012-9623-90.2.205. Data archiving in ecology and evolution: best practices,MC Whitlock, (2010). Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 26(2), p. 61-65. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2010.11.006.14DataDryad.org
  • 15. Use & promote the use of good datacitations with DOIs Data citation conventions are evolving Authors, journals and publishers need to seegood models of data citation Articles CVs Grant proposals Help make data citation and data DOIs familiar Use DOIs in social media15DataDryad.org
  • 16. Dryads citation philosophy: Cite both the article and the data they areboth useful research products But limit data citations to one data packageper article this eliminates most concernsabout the size/granularity of data files16DataDryad.org
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  • 19. Checking citations to the data in the data-sharing articleFor 338 articles associated with Dryad data:-- 253 did include a DOI for the data (75%)-- 85 did not (25%) where the DOIs were located:-- dedicated section (Data accessibility) n= 148-- in or near article header n= 43-- in-text (Methods, Acknowledgments): n= 71-- in References: n= 28 (but: 17 are not actual fullcitations in the style of the other citations).19DataDryad.org
  • 20. Encourage opportunities for librariesand librarians Scientific data positions at academic libraries,universities, & research institutes Scholarly communications officers Collaborative roles with researchers canextend toconsultingon data sharing Other emerging roles ?????20DataDryad.org
  • 21. To learn more: Repository: http://datadryad.org News: http://blog.datadryad.org Documentation: http://wiki.datadryad.org Twitter: @datadryadPeggy [email protected]