The Dryad Digital Repository is an open and curated data publishing platform for researchers to share and publish their data. The UC’s California Digital Library and Dryad co-develop this service that is designed to be a simple data publication tool for researchers to meet funder and publisher mandates. Each dataset goes through a curation process to check for findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability.
Key features of Dryad include:
Sharing your data in Dryad:
Dryad is free to use for UCI researchers, and replaces the UC's previous data repository DASH.
The DMPTool is a free resource that helps researchers create data management plans (DMP) necessary to meet institutional and funding agency requirements. It provides customized templates for creating DMPs that guide researchers in addressing data-related requirements. This tool also provides links to funding agencies, best practices documentation for creating DMPs, and samples of public DMPs shared by their authors.
Protocols.io is an open access platform for the creation and sharing of detailed methods and protocols. Features of protocols.io include:
UC researchers currently have access to the Premium features during the three-year pilot period (from June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2022). Premium features include private collaboration around method development and use in classrooms. In the long term, this initiative should also increase the reproducibility and rigor of the research published by UC academics. Use your UCI email when logging in to access these features.