The Genetics Society of America and Figshare Partner to Promote Data Underlying Publications

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With Figshare, authors can upload any file type of any size. All supplemental material and data will now have a DOI that’s linked to the paper, and authors get to choose the type of open source license their data is published under.”- Tracey Depellegrin

BETHESDA, Md. and LONDON, United Kingdom March 05, 2018

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) today announced a new partnership with Figshare, a cloud-based repository for academic research.

Authors submitting to GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics will have their supplementary material – from datasets and graphics to 3D files and code – visualised in figshare.

Submissions will be made through a branded submission portal that includes guidance on the data policy and contact information for support.

Tracey Depellegrin, Executive Director of Genetics Society of America and Executive Editor of GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics:

“When scientists publish a paper in GENETICS or G3, they help to catalyze scientific advances by sharing experimental reagents, results, and interpretations. For these articles to have the greatest impact, authors need to make unique research materials and data freely available to other investigators. In fact, since 2010, GSA journals have been committed to open data availability. Partnering with Figshare supports that commitment.

With Figshare, authors can upload any file type of any size. All supplemental material and data will now have a DOI that’s linked to the paper, and authors get to choose the type of open source license their data is published under – which gives them control over how their data is used. So authors have more flexibility and choice, which is important.�

Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder of Figshare, said:

“We’re very excited to be working with Genetics Society of America to make it as easy as possible for authors to submit their supplementary data and get credit for all of their research.�

Supplemental material and data from papers published at GENETICS and G3 will now be available at

Please get in touch if you are interested in learning more about Figshare for publishers:

The Genetics Society of America is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics. GSA is dedicated to promoting research in genetics and to facilitating communication among geneticists worldwide through its scholarly journals and professional conferences. GSA has more than 5,000 individual members who work at colleges and universities, government and private research institutes, medical schools, corporate and industrial settings, and other institutions. GSA is deeply committed to fostering the next generation of geneticists, and nearly half of the membership are postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates. Visit for more information and follow @GeneticsGSA on Twitter.

Figshare is a web-based platform to help academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public attention of all their research outputs. The light-touch and user-friendly approach focuses on four key areas: research data management, reporting and statistics, research data dissemination and administrative control. Figshare works with institutions in North America and internationally to help them meet key funder recommendations and to provide world-leading tools to support an open culture of data sharing and collaboration. For more information, visit and follow @figshare on Twitter. Figshare is a Digital Science portfolio company:

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, at the laboratory bench or in a research setting. It invests in and incubates scientific software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies and investments include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, GRID, IFI CLAIMS, Labguru, Peerwith, Overleaf, ReadCube, Symplectic, TetraScience, Transcriptic, and ÃœberResearch. It is operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Visit and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.

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