Sign in to the OSF

You can explore the OSF without signing in to your OSF account; however, you will need to sign in to the OSF in order to use the tools, access your private projects and registrations, and manage your work. This help guide goes over the different ways you can sign in to your OSF account.

Go to the OSF "Sign In " page

Click the Sign In button in the top right of the OSF homepage.

The OSF "Sign In" page will appear.

The OSF Sign In Page

There are multiple ways you can sign in to the OSF, depending on your personal preference and login information.

Sign in with your OSF email and password

Enter the email and password you used to create your OSF account into the respective fields.

Then, click the SIGN IN button.

The OSF Sign In Page

You will be signed in to your OSF account and taken to your Dashboard.

Sign in through ORCID

Please be aware of the following situations:

  • When you sign in to the OSF with your ORCID ID and do not have an OSF account, an OSF account will automatically be created for you through your ORCID account information.
  • When you have an OSF account, and you use the same email address for both your OSF and ORCID accounts, you can sign in to the OSF with your ORCID ID and a second OSF account will not be created. In this case, when you sign in to the OSF with your ORCID ID, your ORCID ID will automatically be added to your OSF account.
  • However, when you have an OSF account, but you use different email addresses for your OSF and ORCID accounts, then signing in to the OSF with your ORCID ID will automatically create a second OSF account. If you find yourself in this situation, please see our Merge Your Account help guide for directions.

Click the Sign in with ORCID button to sign in to the OSF with your ORCID ID.  

Sign in with ORCID

You will be taken to a page where you can enter your ORCID login information.

Enter your ORCID ID or email address and your  password into the respective fields.

Then, click the Authorize button.

ORCID Sign In Page

You will be logged in to your OSF account and taken to your Dashboard.

Sign in through your institution

If your institution is affiliated with the Center for Open Science, you can click the Login through Your Institution button to sign in to the OSF with your institutional email and password.

For more instructions on how to sign in through your institution, see the Affiliation Overview help guide under the OSF for Institutions manual.

Log in Through Your Institution