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

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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

Data from Federation.figshare is harvested weekly into the library's discovery layer, QuickSearch,  Trove (National Library Australia),  the ARDC Research Data Australia and to help make your data findable and searchable via these websites.

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Accessing Federation.figshare

How do I access Federation.figshare?

Go to or click on the “go to Federation.figshare” button above. Once on the Federation.figshare homepage, click on the red “Log in” button on the top right of the screen, and follow the prompts. You will be able to sign in with your Federation credentials.

screenshot of Federation.figshare login page


Do I need to create a separate Federation.figshare account?
No, logging in with your Federation username and password will create an account automatically.
Are my Federation username and password stored at Federation.figshare?
No, your login is handled via Federation Single Sign On, and your account details are never stored or shared with figshare.
I am an HDR student, can I use Federation.figshare?
Yes. Your student account will sign you into Federation.figshare. You can sign in with a staff account if you have one, however this will create a different account to your student account. If you have two accounts you will need to choose a preferred account to manage your data. If you accept a position at Federation after your postgraduate studies have finished, the content in your student account can be migrated to a new staff account.
How do I use Federation.figshare off-campus?
Federation.figshare is a publicly accessible, cloud-based website that is accessed via your Federation username and password. This means you can access it anytime from anywhere in the world without restriction.
How do I navigate Federation.figshare?

The homepage of Federation.figshare displays all published items from newest uploaded to oldest irrespective of the type of file. Items can also be searched by clicking on 'Categories' under the Federation logo. This displays all the categories (in Federation.figshare only) in alphabetical order, and by newest to oldest within each category.

Clicking on ‘Browse’ at the top of the Federation.figshare homepage provides a list of the featured categories in You can also search all of or only Federation.figshare.

To search all of figshare enter your search terms in the search box at the top of the Federation.figshare home page.

To restrict your search to Federation.figshare only click on the link ‘Search’ under the Federation logo, and then enter your search terms in the search box that appears.

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Once your results display you can then filter them in three ways:

  1. by how relevant, new or popular they are;
  2. by type, such as figures, posters, datasets, code, projects, etc
  3. by licence

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