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​Doing Digital Projects in the Open Workshop Series

This guide is a companion to the Doing Digital Projects in the Open Workshop Series

Doing Digital Projects in the Open Workshop Series - Upcoming Dates


Workshop 1: What are Open Digital Projects?
Instructors: Jonathan Cain, Gabriele Hayden, UO Libraries Data Services, and Kate Thornhill, UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Services
What will be covered? - Defining and developing your open digital project
Monday, April 1st 2pm-4pm
Knight Library - DREAM (Digital Research, Education, and Media) Lab

Workshop 2: Creating your Data Management Plan
Instructors: Jonathan Cain, Gabriele Hayden, UO Libraries Data Services, and Kate Thornhill, UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Services
What will be covered? – Creating and sharing a Data Management Plan using DMPTool
Monay, April 8th 2pm-4pm
Knight Library - DREAM (Digital Research, Education, and Media) Lab

Workshop 3: Using OSF to Manage your Projects
Instructors: Jonathan Cain, Gabriele Hayden, UO Libraries Data Services, and Kate Thornhill, UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Services
What will be covered? – Using the Open Science Foundation to Manage your Projects
Monday, April 15th 2pm-4pm
Knight Library - DREAM (Digital Research, Education, and Media) Lab

Workshop 3: Using OSF to Manage your Project

OSF

This page, which accompanies the third workshop in the Doing Digital in the Open series, introduces you to the free and open source project management repository OSF (Open Science Framework), from the Center for Open Science. This page documents how to use OSF throughout your project lifecycle:

  • How to set up an OSF project
  • Managing permissions and collaborations
  • Add contributors
  • Learn how to use the Wiki
  • Clone an OSF project that used the Tier protocol

Definitions, FAQs, How-tos, and Documentation

 

Computer logoWhat is Open Science Framework?

OSF is a free and open source project management repository that supports researchers across their entire project lifecycle. 

As a collaboration tool, OSF helps researchers work on projects privately with a limited number of collaborators and make parts of their projects public, or make all the project publicly accessible for broader dissemination with citable, discoverable DOIs. As a workflow system, OSF enables connections to the many products researchers already use to streamline their process and increase efficiency. 

Structured projects: Manage files, data, code, and protocols in one centralized location and easily build custom organization for your project - No more trawling emails to find files or scrambling to recover from lost data
Controlled access: Control which parts of a project are public or private, making it easy to collaborate and share with the community or just your team
Enhanced workflow: Automate version control, get persistent identifiers for projects and materials, preregister your research, generate preprints, and connect your favorite third-party services directly to OSF
Dependable Repository: OSF's Preservation Fund preserves and maintains read access to any hosted data on OSF. This fund is sufficient for 50+ years of read access hosting at present costs. 

Source: Center for Open Science.

Guides to Use During the Workshop

OSF How-to Guides

Learn more about how to use OSF using the OSF Guides

Here are some examples of how researchers and organizations are using OSF to manage their projects:

 

Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research) offers recommendations for best practices in file management for transparent, reproducible research in the social sciences. Read about file management using TIER project recommendations here. The key concept underlying these recommendations is to keep separate original data, code files used to clean or process data, processed data, and final products:

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Ways a UO Librarians can help you with Open Science Framework?

  • Think through setting up a project on OSF
  • Make technical recommendations
  • Consult at any stage of building your OSF project
  • Provide consultations on best practices of managing a project using OSF
  • Strategize with faculty on how to integrate OSF into the classroom or research lab
  • Bring presentations on OSF best practices to a classroom, lab, or working group
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