All publicly available outputs are citable and trackable with a unique DOI. The impact of these objects can then be tracked and Fig share offers institutions cumulative metrics, such as citations and downloads, as well as newer measures such as altmetrics. Fig share and the CLOCKSS Archive have partnered to preserve the content publically available on Fig share in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.
Secure and controlled access:
is hosted using Amazon Web Services to ensure the highest level of security and stability for research data. Amazon S4 stores multiple redundant copies of information so you don't have to worry about ever losing your master copy. The security and persistence of all the files hosted on Fig
makes it easy to prevent plagiarism of the research data held there, as all uploads are time-stamped. The private collaborative spaces feature allows users to keep their research visible only to themselves, or available to specified collaborators or their PI, ensuring that files can be easily located and shared.
For more information, visit
on Twitter or Google+
for the latest developments.
About Figshare and Digital Science
was the brainchild of
, who whilst studying for his PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College,
became frustrated at not being able to publish ALL his scientific research. Fig
enables academic researchers to make all of their research outputs available in a citable, sharable and discoverable manner. The platform allows users to upload any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated in a way that the current scholarly publishing model does not allow. Fig
is a portfolio company of Digital Science - a technology company serving the needs of scientific research. Operated by Macmillan Science & Education, it offers a range of range of scientific technology and content solutions, from intelligent knowledge discovery tools to software applications for the laboratory and decision support systems for managers. For more information, visit
About Macmillan Science & Education