Privacy Policy


Figshare's core values


At figshare our main goal is to help you to disseminate your research, we believe the following:

    • Academic research outputs should be as open as possible, as closed as necessary
    • Academic research outputs should never be behind a paywall
    • Academic research outputs should be human and machine readable/query-able
    • Academic infrastructure should be interchangeable
    • Academic researchers should never have to put the same information into multiple systems at the same institution
    • Identifiers for everything
    • The impact of research is independent of where it is published and what type of output it is


Does figshare hold any personally identifiable information?


We only record non-sensitive information such as name, email, employer or institutional affiliation and research activities - the information you provide to us. We take steps to protect your information, consistent with the principles set forth in our Privacy Policy, which are intended to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and Safe Harbor Principles issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce.