figshare

Available at the University Now!
melbourne.figshare.com
Safely store, share, collaborate on and publish your research data in any format!

What is figshare

figshare is a safe, secure and easy to use cloud-based repository where you can securely store your valuable research data, whilst remaining in full control of it. You can store it for your private research use, or you can easily expose it and share with others.

Upload any file format - figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations, audiovisual material, filesets and more – in a simple way. A unique citable identifier in the form of a DOI can be assigned to your data or collections, making your research available in a way that traditional publications cannot.

figshare complements a rich portfolio of tools and services, such as Minerva and Altmetric, already available in the University's research community. It's seamlessly integrated with our existing data storage infrastructure, making figshare trustworthy, secure to use and easy to adopt.

figshare is an interface for uploading your research – all data is operated from and stored on the University's data storage infrastructure.

Why use it?

It's easy to deposit your publications via Minerva Element and theses via Minerva Access (for more details go to http://minerva.unimelb.edu.au/help), but what about all that valuable research data that you have accumulated that supports or extends those publications, or that will support future publications, or that you want to share with others while you are working on it, or the code you wrote or the datasets you established or the posters you've created, or … really, any other research data you need to safely store, share or cite?

It sits alongside these to help you organise all of your non-publication research data in ways that work best for you.

Here is a summary table to help you to see how melbourne.figshare.com can meet your needs.

Secure and control your valuable research data

  • Safe and secure institutional storage – figshare is an interface for uploading your research data, all data remains on the University's storage system so will never be lost
  • Control access of your work – make it private, shareable with selected individuals or groups, or fully public (change access at any time)
  • Select the licence best suited to your needs and compliance and legislative requirements

Share and collaborate

  • Control access to your work – make your data private, shareable with selected individuals or groups, or make it fully public (change access at any time)
  • Share your data (current or past) with others so they can use your research in their work and you can grow your research profile
  • A unique citable identifier in the form of a DOI can be assigned to your data or collections, making your research available in a way that traditional publications cannot

Grow your research profile

  • A unique citable identifier in the form of a DOI can be assigned to your data or collections, making your research available in a way that traditional publications cannot
  • Build a portfolio of work that can be used as evidence when applying for grants, funding, even jobs

Simple, efficient and useful

  • Cloud based, access anywhere, any time
  • Large 100GB of storage (max file size upload 5TB)
  • Upload and cite data in any file format – figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations, audiovisual material, filesets and more

Showcase your portfolio of research data with the wider community using figshare.

How to get started?

Be one of the first of the University's researchers to discover this innovative new tool.
To get started on figshare now:

  1. Go to melbourne.figshare.com
  2. Login using your University email address
  3. Select 'The University of Melbourne' from the drop-down menu, and the two boxes underneath (to skip this step in the future)
  4. Login using your University credentials
  5. Start discovering figshare

What you need to know?

melbourne.figshare.com is a specialised service that has been tailored according to specific needs and requirements of the University and our community of researchers. The service offered at the University is free to use, provides 100GB of data, and stores all data on the University's storage system. In comparision, figshare.com is a commerical service that gives you 1GB of stroage, imposes a 5GB transfer limit on your data, and stores your data at figshare in the UK. To see how else melbourne.figshare.com differs, please click here.

If you already have an account with the general service, you will need to sign up to the melbourne.figshare.com service using your University credentials. Both accounts (at this time) are separate, but can be merged in the future.

You will notice new features available to use on melbourne.figshare.com in the coming months. These features are improvements to the functionality of melbourne.figshare.com and will not interrupt your experience of the service, but will enhance it. For more details, please see the Features Release roadmap.

Where to go for help?

melbourne.figshare.com is an easy-to-use service, but support is on hand in the form of:

Contact us today

We're interested in hearing from early adopters of the figshare service, please email us at research-data@unimelb.edu.au.