Membership Overview

Dryad membership: Become a member

Dryad is a nonprofit membership organization. All stakeholder organizations including publishers, societies, universities, libraries, funders, and others are invited to become members.

Help shape Dryad's future — apply for membership now.

Benefits of Dryad membership

  • Impact Dryad through nomination and election of the Board of Directors and voting on amendments to Bylaws  (opens in a new application)
  • Network and learn from others interested in data management at the Annual Meeting
  • Save money when supporting your data policy with discounts on submission fees
  • Make contacts and share knowledge in an active network of leaders in data management
  • Advance the mission of the organization through financial support

Categories of membership and dues

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There are three categories of membership. Members in all categories are invited to attend the Annual Meeting, nominate candidates for the Board of Directors and cast one vote in the Board elections.

Category Designed for Annual dues
Sustainer Publishers or other organizations with an annual gross income of or more. All journals published by the member are eligible for discounted payment plans.
Supporter Smaller publishers, scholarly societies and other organizations with an annual gross income of less than . All journals published by the member are eligible for discounted payment plans.
Advocate Libraries, nonprofits, or any other organizations of any income level that wish to support Dryad and vote in elections. Does not include discounted payment plans.

Organizations wishing to join Dryad should complete our online application form or complete and submit an application PDF (8.5x11 PDF  (opens in a new application) | A4 PDF  (opens in a new application) ). PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Reader (opens in a new window).

  • Membership Policy (PDF  (opens in a new application))
  • Membership Agreement (PDF  (opens in a new application))

Sponsoring data publishing

Organizations can be a part of Dryad by becoming a member, participating in a payment plan, or both. Use our online payment plan comparison tool to compare the annual cost of Dryad's plan options.

Please address inquiries to director@datadryad.org.

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Last revised: 2015-02-13

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