Membership Overview

Dryad Membership: Become a member

Dryad is a nonprofit membership organization. Membership is open to any stakeholder organization, including but not limited to journals, scientific societies, publishers, research institutions, libraries, and funding organizations.

Members have a say in the governance of the organization through nomination and election of its Board of Directors and voting on amendments to its Bylaws  (opens in a new application)at the Annual Meeting; receive discounts on submission fees; participate in an active knowledge sharing network; and help advance the mission of the organization through their financial support.

The Annual Meeting in May gives members the opportunity to stay informed about new innovations in the scholarly communication of research data and to help direct the future of the organization.

Membership runs from January to December; new members may join for the current year and/or the forthcoming year. Charter members have the option of deferring membership fees until January 2016; see the list of charter members below.

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

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


Organizations wishing to join Dryad may do so through an online application form. Organizations that prefer not to use the online application may use the following forms.

Membership Application 8.5x11 PDF  (opens in a new application) or A4 PDF  (opens in a new application).

PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Reader (opens in a new window)

Please address inquiries to director@datadryad.org.

Gross income Dues if below Dues if above
10 million US Dollars 1,000 5,000
7.8 million Euros 780 3900
6.6 million GB Pounds 660 3300
10 million Canadian Dollars 1,000 5,000
950 billion Japanese Yen 95,000 475,000
9.6 million Australian Dollars 960 4,800
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Last revised: 2013-07-22