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Figshare - A data sharing platform for academics and journals

Editage Insights | Jul 21, 2015 | 16,154 views

While pursuing his PhD in stem cell research, Dr. Mark Hahnel set up Figshare to manage the data he did not intend to publish but wanted to disseminate, to get extra credit for his work, and to please his own ego. Over the years, Figshare has become a popular choice among researchers and publishers who want to store, disseminate, or access data in different formats. What exactly is Figshare and how does it help researchers make their research citable, sharable, and discoverable? Dr. Hahnel tells us more about the platform and explains how it allows academics to upload large amounts of supplementary data, retain the copyright over it, and release content based on a license of their choice.

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