How to upload Datasets onto the UP Research Data Repository (Figshare)

  • DATE

    22 October

  • TIME

    14:00 - 15:00


    Webinar via Blackboard Collaborate

The Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a webinar on How to upload Datasets onto the UP Research Data Repository (Figshare), as part of a series of webinars themed Shifting the boundaries of your research impact.

This presentation will include an overview of the Figshare repository and all its functionalities, as well as a demonstration of how to upload a dataset onto the repository.

Presenter: Dr Johann van Wyk

Dr Johann van Wyk is currently the Assistant Director of Scholarly Communications at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Library Services. His portfolio covers the areas of open access, research data management and copyright. He has over 30 years’ experience in the academic library environment, working as a subject information specialist, cataloguer, faculty library manager, e-services manager and as a manager of Research Data and Digitisation. He completed his Doctoral degree in 2018 at the University of Pretoria, with a thesis titled The relationship between Research Data Management and Virtual Research Environment’. He currently chairs the NeDICC (Network of Data and Information Curation Communities) and has recently published an article, A conceptual Virtual Research Environment model for the management of research data, a South African perspective. Furthermore, he has presented several papers on Knowledge Management, Communities of Practice, Web 2.0, Research Data Management, and Virtual Research Environments.

Target audience: All students and staff

Registration: Please click here 

Moderator and enquiries: Dr Johann van Wyk

Other webinars in this series include:

  • Bibliometrics
  • Altmetrics
  • Open Access publishing and Article Processing Charges
  • Open Access: how to avoid the web of predatory publishers
  • Open Access: how to upload theses and dissertations to UPSpace
  • Researcher Profiles and Tools to enhance research impact.

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