The NWU Library and Information Service in conjunction with IT services and the Research Office as part of eResearch initiative is running a 6 month pilot of the figshare platform which started at the beginning of April 2018. NWU figshare pilot platform may be accessed here : https://nwu.figshare.com
figshare – a data repository platform – is being piloted by several universities in South Africa to determine its fit within research workflows and suitability for housing all types of data generated during the research process. Datasets uploaded to figshare is given a persistent DOI and can be made available to anyone or have restricted access. The platform supports in-browser previews of over a thousand filetypes and tracks access metrics of all items loaded onto it.
Participation in the pilot is limited, but interested researchers can contact Zine Sapula for more information.