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:
What 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.
Make an account and complete your profile
Delete a project - When you delete a project, all files and data will be deleted along with it. Please be aware that deleting a project is an irreversible action. Only administrators can delete projects. If your project has components within it, all components must be deleted before the parent project can be deleted.
Add Contributors to Projects and Components - You can search by name only. Searching by email address is not supported.
An unregistered contributor is a contributor who you have added to your project and who does not have an OSF account. Unregistered contributors will be notified via email that they have been added and will be given the chance to claim their account.
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:
Ways a UO Librarians can help you with Open Science Framework?