Figshare for Institutions is an open platform for publishing Smithsonian research data.

Features include:

  • No additional password to remember - log in with your SI network credentials
  • 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)

Get Started

To get started using figshare, first review the Terms of Use and then read the About page.


For questions or assistance with Figshare for Institutions contact

Keri Thompson Thompson, Keri

thompsonk at si dot edu or Teams chat thompsonk

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General resources for managing research data at SI

  • Research Resources (PRISM Internal Access Only) - includes links to policies, training, tools and software, and other resources available for doing research at SI
  • Managing Research Output (Best practices for managing research data - via Smithsonian Libraries and Archives)

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