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Middlebury Institutional Repository Guide

Information, workflows, and tutorials for the Middlebury Institutional Repository hosted on Figshare.


Figshare has a variety of tools available to help organize, streamline, share, collaborate on, and publish your research. 

  • You can integrate your Figshare with a variaety of apps, including ORCiD and GitHub.
  • You can create projects to share your research materials and data with students and collaborators.
  • You can create collections of published materials.

Links to Figshare documentation for each of these features are below.

Integrations (ORCiD, GitHub, etc.)

How to sync your account with your ORCiD account. 

What is ORCiD?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors. (ORCiD, 2022)

To learn more about ORCID and sign up for yours, please visit their website here:

How to sync your account with your GitHub account.

Figshare offers integrations with other apps to simplify your research workflows.  For more information, go here.


You can use the projects feature to use figshare for collaborating with students and fellow researchers.

With projects, you can:

  • create new projects,
  • access those you collaborate on/have viewing permissions for
  • with permissions upload files or add text notes, as well as comments. An
  • view an activity stream that keeps track of all actions on each users account
  • keep it private, or make it public

Details and instructions are here.



Collections a way of collating data that bring it together under a theme. They can be either private or public and can be assigned a DOI.

Details about how to make a collection are here.

Updating your Profile

You can use your public profile to bring together and showcase your work.

Start by clicking your icon in the upper right corner and selecting "profile".

You can:

  • Add your first and last name and job title
  • Add a photo of yourself
  • Add your research field of interest from the drop down list
  • Add your geographic location
  • Provide links to your social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Include biographical information
  • Provide links to any publications you may have on the web

Any data you have made public via figshare will also appear on your public profile page along with a list of your collaborators.