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F1000 Research Partners with Figshare to Build Data Sharing Widget for Life Science Articles

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Faculty of 1000 Research said this week that it has teamed up with Figshare to build a widget for F1000 research articles that will enable users to preview, download, cite, and share data.

Rebecca Lawrence, publisher of F1000 Research, said in a statement that the widget — which will be included within the body of the articles — “provides a much more user-friendly way of publishing datasets within articles than the usual URL or DOI.”

Furthermore, it “enables the reader to preview all the available data before deciding whether to download what can be excessively large files,” she said.

The widget will support a wide range of data file formats, including video and audio files; and allow users to download non-traditional data files as well as more traditional formats such as graphs and spreadsheets.

Users will also be able to cite the data, share it on social media sites, and view metrics such as number of social media shares and cumulative use, giving them a “clear indication of how their fellow colleagues are using the data.”

F1000 is an open access publishing program covering biology and medicine that aims to provide timely dissemination of research, peer review, and sharing of data.

F1000, which expects to start publishing later this year, will offer researchers immediate publication; open, post-publication peer review; open revisioning of work including ongoing updates; and will encourage raw data deposition and publication. It will also accept a broad range of article formats and content types

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