10 years of

open research

open access

striving for FAIR-ness

empowering researchers

disseminating knowledge for scientific advancement

figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner

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our path so far

figshare logo spiral - store share discover research
  • We launched Figshare Alpha as a platform for researchers to make their data a first-class research output.
  • 2012
  • Figshare V1 officially launched on January 17, 2012 with API capabilities for programmatic uploading and customization. Figshare for Publishers is launched with Portal and journal-integrated Viewer functionality. Launch partner and integration with ORCID.
  • 2013
  • We introduced a freemium model to allow anyone to share their research data openly and implemented a citation button and GitHub integration to get a DOI for software.
  • 2014
  • Figshare for Institutions launched as an out-of-the-box repository infrastructure with a suite of functionality including branded DOIs, enhanced metrics including Altmetric, user management, and HR feed and SSO integrations.
  • 2015
  • We made improvements to our enterprise solutions including DOI versioning, enhanced functionality for public profile pages, descriptions on group landing pages, private links, public statistic pages, and mobile-friendly public pages.
  • 2016
  • We launched projects for collaboration and collections for grouping data together, implemented OAI-PMH and API V2 including updated documentation, advanced search, Google Dataset markup, account impersonations and an unpublish tool for administrators, and batch editing.
  • 2017
  • We added citation counts to item pages sourced from Dimensions, an item review module, dynamic citation styles, custom licenses, ResourceSync, RSS feeds, and advanced custom metadata.
  • 2018
  • Virus scanning and iThenticate were implemented for Figshare for Publishers. To make Figshare for Institutions suitable for all content types, not just data, we implemented custom domains, a funding metadata field, a ReadCube integration for displaying Open Access paper PDFs, GDPR compliance features, and follow/e-alerts across all enterprise offerings.
  • 2019
  • Significant development work took place to bring the public pages of Figshare in accordance with various accessibility standards including EN 301 549, WCAG 2.1 AA, and Section 508. We implemented support for Handles and made improvements to our item review module.
  • 2020
  • We developed restricted publishing functionality to allow researchers to share their outputs with users within their Figshare group, with users in an IP range, or just with administrators.
  • 2021
  • We introduced integrations with GitLab and Bitbucket, as well as improvements to our existing ORCID integration and a Make Data Count integration. We launched an integration with Sherpa Romeo to allow users to check the open access policies of their publishers.

... and we're still exploring new ways
to feature and get credit for research

what others are saying

A really important update to the scientific publishing process: figshare.com allows researchers to share data, negative results #bigwin

Tim O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media

Figshare has changed the way I think about publishing. Now I see endless possibilities.

Anthony Salvagno
PhD Student, University of New Mexico

Figshare is one of the greatest new tools for scientists

Jason Snyder
Post-doc, University of Toronto

team figshare

the team behind figshare

Our mission is to change the face of academic publishing with the improved dissemination and discoverability and reusability of all scholarly research. We're a passionate bunch.

The Figshare team now spans 3 continents and specializes in building best of breed software to securely and permanently store, manage and visualize data in a robust and scalable manner.

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Iasi Office

Ground Floor
53 Dimitrie Mangeron Street
Iasi 700050, Romania

London Office

6 Briset St, London
EC1M 5NR, UK

Boston Office

Digital Science 2nd Floor 625
Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge,
MA 02139, USA

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