Figshare is an online digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, images, and videos. [1] It is free to upload content and free to access, in adherence to the open data . Figshare is a portfolio company of Digital Science , operated by Macmillan Publishers .

History

Figshare was launched in January 2011 by Mark Hahnel [2] and has been supported by Digital Science since January 2012 relaunch. [3] [4] Hahnel et al., “The Development of the Stem Cell Biology.” [4] In January 2013 Figshare announced a partnership with PLOS to integrate. [5] In September 2013, the service launched an institutional repository service, Which provides a pre-developed infrastructure for hosting academic materials generated by their member communities. [1] In December 2013, they announced integration with ImpactStory to support the collection of altmetrics . [6] Figshare made 200,000 files publicly available in its first year, which grew to one million objects by September 2013. [1]

Figshare also hosts the Reproducibility Collection as a member of the Reproducibility Initiative, which acts as an independent and blinded validator for replication of submitted data. [7]

Concept

Researchers can upload all of their research outputs to Figshare, so making them publicly available. Users can upload files in any format [8] , and items are attributed to DOI . (Including pre-prints), posters, code, and filesets (groups of files). [9] All files are released under a Creative Commons license , CC-BY for most files and CC0 (public domain) for datasets. [1] [10] Figshare allows researchers to publish negative data. [2] [8] The withholding of negative publications is a Widely Known That phenomenon leads to a significant bias, To the file drawer effect . [11] By encouraging publishing of figures, charts, and data, rather than being limited to the traditional entire ‘paper’, knowledge can be shared more quickly and effectively. Figshare also tracks the download statistics for hosted materials, acting in turn as a source for altmetrics . [4] The main hosting mechanism for the platform is Amazon S3 , with CLOCKSS [12] serving as an additional host for public content. [1] Both of these resources support backup and preservation via a distributed cloud computing network. And data, rather than being limited to the traditional whole ‘paper’, knowledge can be shared more quickly and effectively. Figshare also tracks the download statistics for hosted materials, acting in turn as a source for altmetrics . [4] The main hosting mechanism for the platform is Amazon S3 , with CLOCKSS [12] serving as an additional host for public content. [1] Both of these resources support backup and preservation via a distributed cloud computingnetwork. And data, rather than being limited to the traditional whole ‘paper’, knowledge can be shared more quickly and effectively. Figshare also tracks the download statistics for hosted materials, acting in turn as a source for altmetrics . [4] The main hosting mechanism for the platform is Amazon S3 , with CLOCKSS [12] serving as an additional host for public content. [1] Both of these resources support backup and preservation via a distributed cloud computing network. Acting as a source for altmetrics . [4] The main hosting mechanism for the platform is Amazon S3 , with CLOCKSS [12] serving as an additional host for public content. [1] Both of these resources support backup and preservation via a distributed cloud computing network. Acting as a source for altmetrics . [4] The main hosting mechanism for the platform is Amazon S3 , with CLOCKSS [12]serving as an additional host for public content. [1] Both of these resources support backup and preservation via a distributed cloud computing network.

Figshare features integration with ORCID . [13]

See also

  • Altmetric

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:e Hane, Paula. “Sharing Research Data-New Figshare For Institutions” . Against the Grain .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Fenner, Martin. “Figshare: Interview with Mark Hahnel” . PLoS Blogs . Retrieved 19 June 2013 .
  3. Jump up^ “figshare” . CrunchBase . Retrieved 19 June 2013 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:c Piwowar, Heather (10 January 2013). “Altmetrics: Value all research products.” Nature . 493 (7431): 159. doi : 10.1038 / 493159a .
  5. Jump up^ Kishor, Puneet. “PLOS and figshare make open science publishing more open” . Creative Commons . Retrieved 19 June2013 .
  6. Jump up^ “ImpactStory adds figshare integration” . Research Information . 3 December 2013 . Retrieved 1 January 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ Hooijmans, CR; Ritskes-Hoitinga, M (2013-07-16). “Progress in Using Systematic Reviews of Animal Studies to Improve Translational Research” . PLoS Med . 10 (7). PMC  3712909  . PMID  23874162 . Doi : 10.1371 / journal.pmed.1001482 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:b Hahnel, Mark. “Figshare: a new way to publish scientific research data” . Wellcome Trust Blog . Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  9. Jump up^ “FAQ” . Figshare . Retrieved 21 June 2013 .
  10. Jump up^ “FAQ” . Figshare . Retrieved 19 June 2013 .
  11. Jump up^ Singh, Jatinder (Apr-Jun 2011). “FigShare” . Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics . 2 (2): 138-139. PMC  3127351  . PMID  21772785 . Doi : 10.4103 / 0976-500X.81919 .
  12. Jump up^ CLOCKSS
  13. Jump up^ “figshare ORCID integration” . Figshare . Retrieved 7 May2014 .

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