Using figshare

Transforming the Monash University Research Ecosystem

Research integrity: catalyst and outcome of innovative research practices and tools

Building on shared research and sharing the data underlying a PhD

NIH Category Schema

Data Moderation Policy and Take-down Notice

For users only

How to use the Figshare API

Are Figshare items included in Google Dataset Search results?

How can Figshare help my research?

How is my data stored, is it secure?

What is the most appropriate licence for my data?

A guide to licensing your data.

How to sign-up to Figshare

Follow these quick and easy steps to start using Figshare. 

Google Scholar discoverability

How to delete my account?

Data in the humanities and variations on open data

Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Mississippi State University

How to pilot an RDM system

Account limits

Default account limits

Research Data Management: An Introduction

Training materials for 'Research Data Management: an introduction', session 1 of the RDM Support basic training course for information specialists.

How to edit the publication timeline on your item

When creating an item on Figshare, it’s possible to edit the publication timeline - or history - that appears on the public record of your item.

How to Share, Cite or Embed your data

Learn how to do more with your private and public data on Figshare. 

Preservation and Continuity of Access Policy

For users only

File Backup and Security Policy

How persistent is my research?

What file types, browser versions and categories are accepted?

How discoverable is my research?

State of Open Data 2016

Today, Figshare released the results of its global survey of 2,000 researchers in a report that assesses the global landscape around open data and sharing practices.

“The State of Open Data” – Figshare’s report and survey finds 80% of researchers value data citation as much as, or more than article citation.Today, Figshare released the results of its global survey of 2,000 researchers in a report that assesses the global landscape around open data and sharing practices.


How to edit or delete my data

Find out how to make changes to your data. Please note that only private data can be deleted. 

How to upload confidential files, linked files, embargoed files, and metadata records only

There are many ways to upload your data and/or metadata. 

How to connect Figshare with your GitHub account

How to sync ORCiD and DataCite for figshare

How to use Collections

How to use projects and collaborate on Figshare

Item types

How to request more storage

This is only applicable for users from Figshare for Institutions organizations.

Mission Statement & Core Beliefs

Can uploading my research onto figshare be considered as pre-publication?

Does Figshare hold any personally identifiable information?

How open science helps researchers succeed

Open access, open data, open source, and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. We review literature demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities, and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices. 

Research Data Management: Getting Started

A collection of presentations and teaching materials for getting started with research data management.


How to get a Personal Token

State of Open Data 2019

How to use the OAI-PMH

Fields of Research (FoR) Classification

Describing data and the benefit of making data open and available

Richard Ferrers, Monash University

The rise of digital humanities and the visualisation of data

Simon Musgrave, Monash University

The value of a DOI and an open platform for sharing data

Tom Whyntie, Queen Mary University of London

Figshare from the researcher perspective

State of Open Data 2018

State of Open Data 2017

Figshare's annual report, looks at global attitudes towards open data.

Data Integrity and Authenticity Policy

Data Access Policy