Dryad provides an international repository of scientific and medical data - such as tables, spreadsheets, flatfiles, etc. - from peer-reviewed, published papers. By making this data publicly available, they enable researchers to validate published findings, repurpose the data for other research questions, perform meta-analyses, and more. All of Dryad's data files are available to be downloaded and reused, except for those under a temporary embargo period. Developers can retrieve data files and information from Dryad via REST API.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the Data Dryad DataOne API. The API gives developers programmatic access to Dryads repository of scientific publications. This is just one step of Dryads goal of developing a joint data archiving policy (JDAP), allowing third parties, research institutions, and scientific publications to be shared. Their goal, at least right now, is to broaden the access of scientific data for all. To learn more about the Dryad API visit the Dryad site as well as the Dryad API blog post.
DataDryad.org constitutes a general purpose repository of the data underlying scientific publications. DataDryad’s entire repository is discoverable through the Dryad DataONE API. The scientific and medical data of which the database is composed includes tables, spreadsheets, flatfiles, and more from peer-reviewed published papers.