How long will figshare host and retain my public research data for?
Items will be retained for the lifetime of the repository. figshare has been working hard to establish a business model that supports sustainability of the research outputs hosted on figshare. Our publisher model requires an SLA statement guaranteeing 10 years of persistent availability.
Backed up in multiple institutions around the world.
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Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)
Sharing and discoverability being at the core of figshare we use DataCite DOIs (What is a DOI?) for persistent data citation. DataCite is a widely adopted service providing DOIs for data that also specifies a level of minimum metadata in order to create a new DOI. This metadata is key for persistence and ensures your research remains discoverable and useful to the academic community.