Figshare Partner with ORCID to Showcase Staff Contributions

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ORCID, provider of persistent identifiers (iDs) for researchers , is now using Figshare to showcase its publicly available materials

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We are excited to be connecting the loop between iDs and DOIs and providing a persistent and accessible home for our documents.

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, today announced that ORCID, provider of persistent identifiers (iDs) for researchers, is now using Figshare to showcase its resources, documentation, staff contributions, and other publicly available materials.

Since launching in 2012, ORCID has become the de facto standard for researcher identifiers. Over three million researchers globally have registered for an ORCID iD, which they can use to uniquely identify themselves and ensure reliable connections with their affiliations and contributions.

From today, all ORCID’s publicly available materials will be available in a customised Figshare portal available at All files uploaded will be issued a DOI, a persistent identifier that enables access, reuse, and citation, and will make use of Figshare’s viewer technology, which supports over 650 different files types, to display presentations, videos and documents in the browser. The ORCID portal will make the organisation’s resources and documents more discoverable to the wider research community with rich metadata and digitally preserved.

“We’ve been working with Figshare since the beginning,” said Laure Haak, Executive Director of ORCID. “We are excited to be connecting the loop between iDs and DOIs and providing a persistent and accessible home for our documents. We hope this can serve as a useful example to the research community of interoperability in action, fueled by identifiers.”

Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder of Figshare said: “Figshare were launch partners with ORCID and we are big supporters of their work sharing similar goals. We are very happy to extend our partnership as persistent identifiers are vital to the flow of accurate research information.”


  • ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research and innovation, from imagining to building and managing, are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, and borders, and time. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research and innovation activities. We provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.
  • 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 and follow @figshare on Twitter.
  • Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities at key points along the full cycle of research. It invests in and incubates research software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies include a host of leading brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, IFI CLAIMS, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, Symplectic, ÜberResearch, Peerwith, GRID, TetraScience and Transcriptic. It is operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Visit and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.

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