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In this video, Dr Lee Fallin introduces Figshare as a scholarly communication tool.

What is FigShare?

Figshare is an online open access repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. The outputs that can be shared include figures, datasets, images, and videos of up to 20 GB in size. It is free to upload content and free to access, in adherence to the principle of open data.

Key stats

Over 80,000 citations of figshare content to date

How can it be used for scholarly communication?

Figshare is designed to help researchers store, share, discover and research. One of the core principles is to help researchers gain credit for all their outputs. In scholarly communication, much emphasis is placed on peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. Figshare aims to bring attention to data in its many forms, allowing researchers to provide such files as a distinct, citable output too.

Getting started

You can create a FigShare account for free and then take a look at the World of FigShare.

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