About NIH Figshare

The NIH is piloting Figshare as a way to make datasets resulting from NIH-funded research more accessible. All NIH-funded researchers can have a place to store and share their research datasets underlying publication figures and tables, as well as data not associated with publications, to enhance the rigor and reproducibility of research results.

Data submitted to NIH Figshare will be reviewed to check for completeness and appropriateness prior to being published, which includes ensuring no personally identifiable information is published. This review will also ensure the data and metadata are in line with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles adopted by Figshare to maximize the discoverability and reusability of the shared data. NIH Figshare provides NIH-funded researchers with:

  • Self-deposit with file check and metadata review
  • Share any data type in any file format including large data files
  • All data assigned a citable Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  • All data associated with a license
  • Link published data to NIH grants and other funding sources
  • Link published data to related publications
  • Ability to embargo data
  • Open access to all published data
  • Data indexed in Google and discoverable across search engines
  • Usage metrics - including views, downloads, citations, and Altmetrics - tracked openly

For more information on NIH Figshare, visit the FAQs page or contact us at nihsupport@figshare.com.