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DataHub: Sharing Data

Sharing data

Invite Collaborators

New Project
1. Click on the “invite new users” button on the right hand side to invite people to join your project by searching their full names or ORCID.


2. At the “invite new users”, input the person’s name and email address and select the role that you assign them to the project. Two roles can be assigned.


  • Collaborators - these members can upload files, download other members’ files and make/view comments.
  • Viewers - these members can view uploads and view comments only.

3. Click “Send Invite” button.


Existing Project
At the existing project page, click the Manage cog wheel icon and choose “Edit project details”. Follow the same steps as described above.

Share Files
1. Click + Create a new item and open the item submission form.


*If you have already uploaded your files previously, open your saved item record in the "My data" page.


2. On the right side of the record editing page, click on the “Share with private link” to generate an URL that you want to share the content with other users privately.

A prompted box will show you the generated private link. Click on "Copy link" to copy the URL and then close it.

3. You can always return to the private link box from your data record editing page, by clicking on "Private link".


In this box, you may wish to 1) customize the expiry date of the private link so that it would be expired automatically on the specified date (Please note that the date is in UTC time); 2) disable the private immediately by clicking on "Disable private link".


You can create a private link to data, a link file or a metadata only record. The private link can be shared with anyone with a Figshare account or not.

Cite Data

Underneath the public data, you can cite the data by the following steps:

1. Under the “Cite” section, select the citation style from “DataCite” pull-down menu.



2. Place your mouse over the citation text, select and copy the citation.


Share Data

You can share the data via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Email by clicking “Share”, next to the Download button.


Embed Data

To embed the data to your device, you can click “Embed”, then mouse over the embed code, and copy the code to your device.


The embed functionality can only be used for non commercial purposes. In order to maintain its sustainability, all mass use of content by commercial or not for profit companies must be done in agreement with Figshare.

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