Today see's the launch of new figshare site, built completely from scratch with the needs of researchers always coming first. This is a new clean site to be developed with new features and improved functionality in the coming months.
The support from Digital Science has enabled figshare to grow from a proof of concept idea into a real solution for researchers looking to get credit for all of their work. As the UK government commits to transparency and open access to publicly funded data, figshare will continue to allign itself to the best interests of the researchers whilst also nudging users towards the benefits for both themselves and the scientific community of publishing all of their research outputs.
The new site offers dramatically reduces upload time to mere seconds for figures, images, and other data sources, providing a citable, searchable endpoint for researchers. figshare offers unlimited storage space for data that is made publicly available on the site, and as of today is also offering 1 GB of free storage space for users looking for a secure, private area to store their research. Users of the new site will maintain full control over the management of their research whilst benefiting from global access, version control and secure backups in the cloud.
The site will be continually developed with new features and enhancements coming thick and fast. Our immediate objectives include collaborative work spaces.
As with everything figshare, please let us know your thoughts. We've got this far by listening to the feedback of users and we take every suggestion on board as we develop the site further.