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Federation.figshare is a collaborative digital repository for storing, sharing, and publishing research files

What is figshare


Federation.figshare is a collaborative digital repository for Federation researchers, professional staff and Higher Degree by Research students to store, share and publish their digital files. It accepts all forms of digital research outputs including audio, video, PDF, images, code, datasets, presentations and more. Benefits include:

  • Compliance: easy compliance with funder and publisher requirements to make data open
  • Multiple formats: more than 1,000 file types can be uploaded including audio, video, images, spreadsheets, documents, surveys, datasets and posters.
  • Access: research files are available online from anywhere in the world
  • Collaboration: research files can be shared privately with collaborators or made public
  • Increased citations: all published research outputs receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) making them citable
  • Impact: Altmetrics tracks your views, downloads and citations
  • Reuse: apply Creative Commons or other appropriate licenses to define terms of re-use of your files
  • Visibility: greater visibility of research outputs once published
  • Discoverability: allows other researchers to find your work, enabling collaborative research
  • ORCiD linking: Add your Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCiD) to your Federation.figshare account
  • Embargo: research outputs can be embargoed when necessary
  • Secure management: manage private or public research outputs securely


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