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Figshare for Institutions - Admin User Guide

To see the End User Guide, visit knowledge.figshare.com.

Your institution has access to Figshare for Institutions, an online platform for citing, sharing, and discovering research outputs. This user guide will walk you through the administrative functionality within Figshare. 

Some features may not exist at your organisation because of decisions that were made at the time of implementation. If you’re interested in any of these features and don’t currently have them, please contact support@figshare.com


Stage vs production



Custom metadata

Roles (administrators, reviewers, and reporters)

Managing end users

Impersonating a user

Approving/rejecting storage requests

Usage reporting and statistics

Unpublishing items

Reviewing items

Additional material

For more information, you can find us at:

Website: www.figshare.com

Twitter: @figshare

Support enquiries: support@figshare.com

Knowledge portal (general information for end users): https://knowledge.figshare.com/