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Figshare for Institutions is an open platform for hosting and sharing Smithsonian research data.

Features include:

  • No additional password to remember - log in with your SI network username & password
  • Reserve a DOI for your dataset before you publish it (for datasets that accompany peer-reviewed publications)
  • Integration with ORCID and github
  • Accepts any file type, provides preview for common file types
  • Versioning (with unique, related DOIs for each version)

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(info) Contacts

For questions or assistance with Figshare for Institutions contact;

Keri Thompson Thompson, Keri

SI-RDM at si dot edu (preferred) or thompsonk at si dot edu



General resources for managing research data at SI

Research Technologies at SI (PRISM - Office of Research Computing)

Managing Research Output (Best Practices and other resources - Smithsonian Libraries and Archives)


Fighsare documentation

General end-user documentation

API documentation



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