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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.

  • Institutions and funders join the community to support researchers who already rely on Dryad for sharing their data, and to leverage an out-of-the-box solution to curate, publish, share and preserve the research data resulting from their support.
  • Societies, research organizations and publishers join Dryad to enhance service to authors with data publishing support, to promote research integrity and enable peer review, and to continue to define best practice for data sharing and reuse.

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

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



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.

  • Level 1 Membership: $13,000 – Large, research-intensive institutions
  • Level 2 Membership: $7,500 – Medium, research-intensive institutions
  • Level 3 Membership: $3,000 – Primarily teaching institutions or small research output

We need your input! From April to November 2023 we are piloting and gathering input on a new approach to fees for institutional members. The fee pilot includes an annual membership fee based on level of research activity and volume-based data publication fees. Contact gro.dayrdatad@olleh for more information.


Dryad is pleased to offer fee structures for consortia. Contact gro.dayrdatad@olleh for additional information.

Societies and publishers

Individual journals, publishers of all kinds, and scholarly societies 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. Annual membership fees are determined by the size of the publisher’s journal portfolio.

Level 1 MembershipLevel 2 MembershipLevel 3 MembershipLevel 4 MembershipLevel 5 Membership
Annual membership fee$20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000$1,000
EligibilityPublishing more than 500 journalsPublishing 101-500 journalsPublishing 51-100 journalsPublishing 11-50 journalsPublishing 10 or fewer journals

In addition to our annual membership fee, we assess a charge for each published dataset. Data charges decrease with volume and take effect only after the 10th data publication. Data fees are billed quarterly. Please see the current fee schedule below. Contact us at gro.dayrdatad@olleh for additional information and for access to our quarterly cost estimator.

1-10 datasets11-100 datasets101-250 datasets250-500 datasets500+ datasets
Fee per dataset$0$135$100$85$55


Our community is open to a full spectrum of stakeholder organizations including universities, research institutions and academic libraries. Contact us about joining us as a member organization.

Academic and research institutions

  • Australian Wine Research Institute
  • California State University, East Bay
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Claremont College Services (TCCS)
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Desert Research Institute
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Keck Graduate Institute
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Macalester College
  • Macquarie University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michigan State University
  • Montana State University
  • Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
  • New Mexico State University
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • SUNY Buffalo State University
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
  • Scripps College
  • Stanford University, Lane Medical Library
  • State University of New York College at Geneseo
  • State University of New York at Brockport
  • State University of New York at Fredonia
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Ohio State University
  • The Rockefeller University
  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, Office of the President
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Victoria University, Melbourne
  • Yale University

Publishing organizations

  • The Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Genetic Association
  • American Ornithological Society
  • American Society of Plant Taxonomists
  • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
  • British Ecological Society
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Canadian Science Publishing
  • Ecological Society of America
  • eLife
  • European Respiratory Society
  • European Society for Evolutionary Biology
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Federation of European Biochemical Societies
  • Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • International Society for Behavioral Ecology
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc
  • Nordic Society Oikos
  • Oxford University Press
  • The Palaeontological Association
  • The Paleontological Society
  • Rockefeller University Press
  • Royal Entomological Society
  • The Royal Society
  • Society for the Study of Evolution
  • Society of Systematic Biologists

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