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figshare is a website where researchers can share their research outputs. It is free to upload content and free to access.
figshare was created in 2011 by Mark Hahnel and is now supported by Digital Science. In January 2013 figshare announced a partnership with PLOS which integrates figshare data with PLOS articles. In December 2013 they announced integration with ImpactStory.
Researchers can upload all of their research outputs to figshare, thus making them publicly available. Users can upload files in any format and items are attributed a DOI. The current 'types' that can be chosen are figures, datasets, media (including video), papers (including pre-prints), posters and filesets (groups of files). All files are released under a Creative Commons license, CC-BY for most files and CC0 (public domain) for datasets. figshare allows researchers to publish negative data. The withholding of negative publications is a widely known phenomenon that leads to a significant bias, often referred to as the bottom drawer effect. By encouraging publishing of figures, charts, data rather than being limited to the traditional entire 'paper' knowledge can be shared more quickly and effectively.
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