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Building Support for a Discipline-Based Data Repository

Scherle, R., Carrier, S., Greenberg, J., Lapp, H., Thompson, A., Vision, T. and White, H. (2008) Building Support for a Discipline-Based Data Repository. In: Third International Conference on Open Repositories 2008, 1-4 April 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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The field of evolutionary biology is suffering from a crisis of data attrition. Although specialized repositories (such as GenBank) exist for some of the most commonly seen data types, it is rare that every dataset associated with a published paper has a suitable permanent home. Furthermore, while many evolutionary biology journals have policies that encourage authors to share data, evolutionary biology is typical of many “small science” disciplines in that there are only piecemeal standards, and little infrastructure, that enable authors to do so. At the behest of major journals and societies in evolutionary biology, we have begun development of a repository called Dryad for the preservation, discovery and sharing of data underlying published works in the field.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Creators:Ryan Scherle, Sarah Carrier, Jane Greenberg, Hillmar Lapp, Abbey Thompson, Todd Vision, Hollie White
Subjects:Main Conference > Tuesday 1st April > Posters
ID Code:35
Deposited By: Leslie Carr
Deposited On:27 Mar 2008 19:48
Last Modified:26 Oct 2011 16:07


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