Taking the IR to the Cloud – developing figshare for Institutions at Monash

2016-03-22T01:23:09Z (GMT) by David Groenewegen Mark Hahnel

Here we describe how figshare and Monash have been working together to combine cloud-based management and discoverability with institutional storage.  The combined expertise has led to innovative and user friendly interfaces which help encourage the storage of data within a repository (the Private Domain), to enable controlled collaboration within that repository (the Shared Domain) and to make the data publishable and sharable (the Public Domain) in a streamlined and automated fashion, minimising the human intervention required to move across boundaries. These developments are the combination of the previous experience of the Monash research data management team in curating data and incentivising researchers to do the same, with the exploitation of new web native technology that the figshare interface allows.