Research repository launches new data platform

St. Edward’s University adopts solution to showcase digital humanities content.

data-researchFigshare, an online digital repository for academic researchers, has launched the next generation of its research data management platform, Figshare for Institutions, developed to address the specific needs of academic institutions to store research data securely.

The platform has piloted at institutions in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and mainland Europe, and supports their needs for better storage, preservation, accessibility and publication of the outputs produced by their researchers.

The platform integrates into existing workflows, offers institutional single sign on systems and focuses on simplicity, so as not to add to the administrative burden on researchers. The newly created ‘collections’ functionality allows any openly available Figshare content to be grouped together as one citable unit, giving institutions and researchers a new way to organize and present related material.

(Next page: New functionality features)

Laura Ascione