University of Technology Sydney chooses Figshare to drive the discoverability of non-traditional research outputs

Figshare, a leading provider of institutional repository infrastructure that supports open research, is pleased to announce that the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has chosen Figshare to support them in sharing, showcasing and managing their research reports and non-traditional research outputs.

UTS – Australia’s leading technology university – will use its Figshare repository and its integration with the Australian Research Data Commons Datacite DOI minting service to drive the discoverability and increase the impact of their research reports and non-traditional research outputs, which especially assists its applied researchers and creative practitioners.

UTS will benefit from Figshare’s support for over 1200 different file types and unique in-browser preview capabilities, which will enable them to showcase their non-traditional research outputs whilst maintaining best practices for FAIR and open research sharing. 

UTS already utilizes AltmetricDimensions and Symplectic Elements across their research ecosystem, making Figshare the fourth Digital Science portfolio to partner with the university.

Professor Kate McGrath, UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), said: “Digital Science has historically been a great partner for UTS. With the inclusion of Figshare in their portfolio, we immediately have a way to bring to the forefront the body of work that our researchers deliver that has previously been challenging to identify, showcase and gain insights from. To be able to more fully explore the breadth of our research activities and make it more accessible is an exciting prospect.”

Figshare Founder and Digital Science’s VP Open Research, Mark Hahnel, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with the University of Technology Sydney on a Figshare repository for their non-traditional research outputs. It’s exciting to see another leading Australian institution join the Figshare community and commit resources to the sharing, showcasing and management of NTROs, an area of growing importance in open research.’