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 ensure there is no personally identifiable information in the data and metadata prior to being published and made discoverable. Review will also ensure the data and metadata are in line with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles adopted by Figshare. NIH Figshare provides NIH-funded researchers with:

  • The ability to self-publish any data type in any file format
  • All data assigned a branded, citable Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  • All data associated with a license
  • Ability to link grant information to published data
  • Ability to embargo data
  • Open access to all published data
  • Data being 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.