Figshare Premium

Figshare, an online repository for academic researchers to host, publish and share research, has launched Figshare Premium, which offers users up to 20GB of private online storage space and private collaborative spaces for up to 20 research collaborators. Researchers can store and, if they choose to do so, share data, video, datasets, posters, figures and papers in a secure way. Within these collaborative spaces is the functionality to add notes or comments to keep track of progress, protocols and ideas.

All publicly available outputs are citable and trackable with a unique DOI. These DOI can then be tracked using metrics, such as citations and downloads, as well as newer measures such as altmetrics. Figshare and the CLOCKSS Archive have partnered to preserve the content publically available on Figshare in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.    

Figshare is hosted using Amazon Web Services to ensure the highest level of security and stability for research data.

Analysis and opinion

Robert Roe investigates some of the European projects focusing on preparing today’s supercomputers and HPC programmers for exascale HPC


The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany has been operating supercomputers of the highest performance class since 1987. Tim Gillett talks to Norbert Attig and Thomas Eickermann


Gemma Church investigates how simulation and modelling de-risks the detection and extraction of geothermal energy resources


Robert Roe investigates the importance of upgrading legacy laboratory informatics systems and the benefits this provides to scientists