figshare help

What is Figshare?

Figshare is a web-based interface designed for academic research data management and research data dissemination. It accepts all file types (with in-browser viewing). Below is an example of how Figshare can help you and your data:

An item page on Figshare
An item page on Figshare

Figshare was originally created as a solution to keep research outputs in one tidy place whilst allowing it to be discovered by like minded individuals: the academic community. It quickly became apparent that others sought such a resource and Figshare opened its doors. Figshare enables academics to upload, share, cite and importantly discover all manner of research outputs with the security of knowing our hosting options and platform support long term preservation of data.

Along the way, we have developed offerings not just for the individual ( but for publishers and institutions with industry standards and best practice at our core.

Our mission

At Figshare, we have a vision to change the face of academic publishing with the improved dissemination and discoverability of all scholarly research and content. Figshare strives to make use of new technologies such as cloud hosting, RESTful APIs, and browser functionality to better aid researchers, publishers, and institutions in their attempts to better manage and disseminate academic research. The Figshare team are firm believers in the power of open access to knowledge.

Find out more about our philosophy and core beliefs and how we got started.

How do I get started?

View our We Work With section to see if your institution already has a Figshare repository.

Otherwise, in order to start uploading you'll need to sign up. Visit our getting started section, which will guide you through the process and enable you to "Publish" and get a DOI for your data.

How do I contact Figshare?

Whether you need support, want to provide feedback or just want to say hello please get in contact via: a support ticket, or email directly at or twitter.

We will endeavour to respond to your queries within 48 hours.  

Share this article: