The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source project management tool developed and maintained by the Center for Open Science (COS). OSF offers many features that can help scholars manage their workflow and outputs throughout the research lifecycle. From collaborating effectively, to managing data, code, and protocols in a centralized location, to sharing project materials with the broader research community, the OSF provides tools that support openness, research integrity, and reproducibility. Some of the key functionalities of the OSF include:
- Integrations with third-party tools that researchers already use (i.e., Box, Google Drive, GitHub, Mendeley, etc.)
- Hierarchical organizational structures
- Unlimited native OSF storage*
- Built-in version control
- Granular privacy and permission controls
- Activity log that tracks all project changes
- Built-in collaborative wiki and commenting pane
- Analytics for public projects
- Persistent, citable identifiers for projects, components, and files along with Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) available for public OSF projects
- And more!
Duke University is a partner institution with OSF, meaning you can sign into the OSF using your NetID and affiliate your projects with Duke. Visit the Duke OSF page to see some Duke research projects and outputs from our community.
Duke University Libraries has also partnered with COS to host a workshop this fall entitled “Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research.” This workshop will teach participants how they can increase the reproducibility of their work and will include hands-on exercises using the OSF.
Date: October 3, 2017
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
If you are interested in affiliating an existing OSF project, want to learn more about how the OSF can support your workflow, or would like a demonstration of the OSF, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Individual file size limit of 5 GB. Users can upload larger files by connecting third party add-ons to their OSF projects.