Dear Alistair ,
Have you looked into contributing to the DataONE federation of
repositories (http://www.dataone.org/contribute-data), which provides
a mechanism to submit to one repository but have it be compatible with
and potentially replicated to others? Dryad and the KNB are two of
the founding repositories that seek to interoperate via DataONE. You
could submit data to the open KNB Repository
(http://knb.ecoinformatics.org), which would then make it citable and
accessible through DataONE. The KNB provides for open deposition of
biocomplexity data sets, including areas like population genetics,
ecology, biodiversity, and environmental data -- it seems like this is
the right subject area for your data sets. The KNB provides a
replicated data service, ensuring that data are present on at least
two institutionally and geographically separated nodes within the
DataONE repository federation. The KNB can publish data sets and
assign them DOIs (via the EZID / DataCite service) -- the use of DOIs
is a new service in the KNB, so contact me if you are interested in
that route. There are several data submission routes possible for
data, including a simple web form that allows you to upload your data
and some simple metadata to the KNB
Let me know if I can be of help.
Matthew B. Jones
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
University of California Santa Barbara
On Aug 2, 2012 6:14 AM, "Alistair Miles" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Mummi, thanks for this.
> I looked at dryad, but it requires the data to be associated with a
> published paper. What I need is a way to publish datasets without
> having to go through the overhead of also publishing a full paper.
> Similarly, it looks like bmjopen is not an option, because it only
> accepts full papers. I need something faster and more lightweight.
> Figshare looks good for personal publishing or small research
> collaborations, but I don't think it would work in my case, because I
> cannot tweak the author list. I would be publishing data on behalf of
> MalariaGEN (a large collaboration), so the author should be
> MalariaGEN. But figshare puts my name in as first author, and there's
> no way to remove or change it.