Figshare Partners with the Royal Society to Increase Research Data Discoverability

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ELEVEN Royal Society publications to showcase data on Figshare

For several years, Royal Society journals have required authors to share the datasets on which their articles are based. This partnership with Figshare will help us to make those datasets as available and searchable as possible.

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, today announced a new partnership with ROYAL SOCIETY PUBLISHING.

As a result of this partnership, Figshare has created a portal where research outputs published across 11 Royal Society journals will be aggregated under one portal. This will be showcased under one URL: https://rs.figshare.com/ and each journal will have their own sub portal.

This new portal will increase the discoverability of their data and give them a wider oversight of what is referenced in their journals.

Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder, Figshare said: “I'm delighted that Figshare has partnered with the Royal Society on progressing their data plans. We have long been an admirer of their forward-thinking attitude in this space and were delighted when we featured in their 'Science as an open enterprise' report several years ago. We look forward to a continued partnership, thinking along with their plans for a more open academic agenda.”

Dr Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director, the Royal Society said: “"If the full potential of research is to be realised it is essential that datasets are open, intelligible and re-useable. For several years, Royal Society journals have required authors to share the datasets on which their articles are based. This partnership with Figshare will help us to make those datasets as available and searchable as possible. It is a great step forward in our open data program.”

This new portal is live now. Do get in touch if you are interested in learning more about Figshare for publishers or go to http://publishers.figshare.com.

About Figshare
Figshare is a web-based platform to help academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public attention of all their research outputs. The light-touch and user-friendly approach focuses on four key areas: research data management, reporting and statistics, research data dissemination and administrative control. Figshare works with institutions in North America and internationally to help them meet key funder recommendations and to provide world-leading tools to support an open culture of data sharing and collaboration. For more information, visit http://figshare.com and follow @figshare on Twitter.

About Digital Science
Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, at the laboratory bench or in a research setting. It invests in and incubates scientific software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.
Visit http://www.digital-science.com and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.

About The Royal Society
The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society's fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

For further information please visit http://royalsociety.org.

About Royal Society Publishing
The Royal Society publishes high quality, peer reviewed journals. Nine of our journals cover the full breadth of the biological, physical and cross-disciplinary sciences and Notes and Records is dedicated to the history of science. We also publish Biographical Memoirs, an annual compilation of individual memoirs, which celebrates the lives and scientific achievements of Fellows of the Royal Society.

The Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions, launched in 1665, was the world’s first scientific journal. It established the fundamental principles of scientific priority and peer review, used throughout scientific publishing ever since.

For further information please visit http://royalsociety.org/journals. Follow Royal Society Publishing on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RSocPublishing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RoyalSocietyPublishing.FanPage.

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