Depositing: Click on the "Create a new item" button. This will open a new window where you can add descriptive metadata and upload your files. More detailed instructions are available in the Deposit Guide below
Organize your research products as you would want them to be cited. If you have research with multiple files, you can create a single item with many files or several items with a few related files. How you choose to group these should depend on how similar the files are and if you wish to apply the same metadata and licenses.
Users can deposit a variety of scholarly outputs into KiltHub, including articles, white papers, conference presentations, and research data. KiltHub accounts have 20GB storage by default, if you need more, contact the KiltHub team.
Review and Acceptance: Once you submit an item for deposit, it may take several days to complete the review process. A KiltHub administrator will check your submission to verify it is complete and fits within the scope of the repository. We will not review the content of your submission. At this time your item may be published and available immediately or we will contact you for additional information.
Updates and Amendments: After your KiltHub record is published, you are able to add files and metadata to the existing record. Saving and republishing the record will send it back to the curation process where it will be rereviewed by a repository administrator. Changing a file, the title, or authors will create a new version of the record.
Help: The KiltHub team is available to answer any of your questions about the deposit process. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you've presented at a conference, you can upload your slide deck or poster file to KiltHub
In addition to your KiltHub "My Data" page where you upload your content, you have a public-facing profile page, which can be edited by clicking on the round icon at the top right, and selecting "Profile" from the menu. On this page you can add:
While you always retain copyright to your work in the repository, KiltHub requires researchers to choose an open license, such as Creative Commons when they submit their work to the repository. KiltHub offers these license options:
If your submission falls under a publisher's copyright policy, or you do not wish to choose an open license, select "In Copyright" from the dropdown list.
If you have additional questions about licensing and copyright, see the LIbraries' Copyright Guide
An embargo is a specified time period to delay online access to research. An embargoed item in KiltHub will have some public metadata elements, including the author’s name, title of the work, and an abstract, but the actual files will not be accessible to the public until the embargo expires, a period that can range from 6 months to 5 years,
As of now, all work submitted to KiltHub will become public, even with an embargo applied. You do not have to submit work to KiltHub, and the Libraries can help you investigate other preservation strategies for your data if an open access repository is not an option.
When you log into your KiltHub account, you'll see Collections and Project tabs in addition to the My Data tab where you'll upload your content.
Collections in KiltHub allow you to group records together under a common theme. These can be your own records (e.g. data, poster, and paper on one topic, or all of the research funded by the same grant) or from other authors within KiltHub or figshare in general (e.g. dissertations about AI) You'll add descriptive metadata for a collection, and it will receive its own DOI. See instructions for creating a collection below.
While the figshare platform does provide the space to collaborate on active projects within the system, the intention of the KiltHub repository is to collect and preserve the finished products of research. Please do not use the Project tab to archive your research output in KiltHub. For active projects, we recommend using Libraries-supported platforms such as Open Science Framework or LabArchives. Contact your liaison librarian for more guidance.