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Using Dryad at Texas Tech: Dryad Login

This guide will show researchers how to upload and curate their data using the Dryad repository.


Dryad requires an ORCID ID for login. If you do not have an ORCID, you will have the opportunity to create a free, unique, identifier for yourself at the login page. Dryad uses ORCID so they can authenticate each individual researcher regardless of your route of entry to Dryad (i.e. through the website, through the API, through a journal integration, etc.). When datasets are published, they should appear in your ORCID profile along with articles and other works.

Since TTU is an institutional member, Dryad requires a second form of authentication at login for campus single-sign-on. After you have logged in with your institutional credentials, Dryad ties together your ORCID and institutional affiliation so that you will not have to include this information a second time.

How to Log into Dryad

  1. Click the "Login" or "Create your ORCID ID" button
  2. Enter your ORCID ID or email address and your ORCID password and click the "Sign into ORCID" button. If you do not have an ORCID ID, you can click the "Register Now" link to sign up. Click the "Authorize" button to connect your ORCID ID to your Dryad account. In the future, you will be able to login to Dryad using only your ORCID ID and password.
  3. Choose Texas Tech University from the drop-down menu under the "Your Institution may be a member of Dryad" heading. Click the "Login to verify" button.
  4. Login with your eraider ID and password. Click the "Accept" button to connect your Dryad account with TTU's institutional membership. You will not need to perform this login in the future.
  5. You are officially logged into TTU's Dryad membership. You can click on the "Start New Dataset" to begin submitting your dataset.


Reminders and Suggestions for Publishing Your Data

  • Dryad accepts all file formats, although it is good practice to share data using open formats.
  • Any data submitted will be published under the CC0 license. We do not currently support any other license types, nor do we allow for restrictions on data access or use.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your data are being shared responsibly and ethically. Please be careful about sharing sensitive data and ensure you are complying with institutional and governmental regulations.
  • When preparing your complete version of a dataset, remember to collate all relevant explanatory documents and metadata. This includes relevant documentation necessary for the re-use and replication of your dataset (e.g. readme.txt files, formal metadata records, or other critical information).

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