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We help federal agencies comply with open data policies

Used by many, our solutions are up and running in days, not years. Digital Science has a history of successfully working with government agencies to quickly configure our platforms and systems to comply with federal mandates for public access to research and data. We bring years of experience with technical infrastructure, data sharing best practices, and analytics to measure research impact to help guide the launch and operation of data repositories.

With our team’s expertise and our infrastructure’s easy set-up and smooth user experience, your group can rapidly adjust to comply with new open-access policies and be a contributor to the growing open data community. Ask about contracting with us and we’ll tell you how we can help.

Data sharing and open data with Figshare

We support Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Chief Data Officers (CDO) in compliance with the OPEN Government Data Act on public access to research results, including publishing openly accessible datasets. Our solutions go beyond making data open to making data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).

Our solutions go beyond making data open, to making data FAIR with enhanced discoverability and reusability, including the ability to customize metadata and curation workflows for your needs. Our administrative portal provides the necessary capabilities for all considerations of research data management curation, workflow, and reporting.

NIH Figshare on desktop and smart phone

Figshare administrative portals provide:

  • Accessibility and standards compliant infrastructure 
  • Highly configurable metadata and curation workflows
  • Custom branding and Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication
  • Automatically assigned DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) 
  • Impact tracking and usage statistics dashboard

Enhance your repository and demonstrate open access achievements

One study found that articles that include statements with a link to data in a open access repository like Figshare have up to 25% higher citation impact on average. Digital Science products track and deliver bibliometric insights about the impact of your research, including: 

  • Citations, Relative Citation Ratio, Field Citation Ratio
  • Alternative metrics like news and social media mentions
  • Downloads and views

We can help you add Altmetric and Dimensions badges to your existing repository with a simple line of code. Our badges are seen across dozens of major publications and websites, including Nature, USDA’s PubAg, and CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Emerging data trends

Our work on open access to global scientific data, combined with our efforts to track research activity, enables us to provide unique insights into emerging trends in research that can be used to inform strategy for a wide range of federal agencies. We support these efforts in the public health, defence, and intelligence communities.

We also conduct and produce the annual State of Open Data report, the largest survey of federally-funded researchers on the motivations, concerns, trends, and barriers to publishing and sharing data.

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