About figshare

Figshare is a repository where users can make their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. Figshare is easy to use and was developed by researchers for researchers.

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Why figshare?

Figshare is a suitable platform for many research outputs such as figures, datasets, software/code, images, videos, posters and presentations, and enables researchers to meet the requirements of the Research Data and Primary Materials Policy.

Benefits of using Figshare include:

  • Easy to upload and access files
  • Files can be public or private
  • Simple metadata requirements
  • Allocates a DOI and a license, e.g. Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY
  • Records altmetrics - views, shares, downloads etc.
  • Manages embargos
  • Secure file sharing
  • Project workspaces available
  • Meets journal open data availability requirements
  • Data are discoverable via Research Data Australia