Sign in to OSF

You can sign in to OSF using your username and password or institutional or ORCiD credentials. You can explore OSF without signing in; however, you will need to be signed in in order to use OSF products and manage your work.

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

Sign in with your email and password

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

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

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

Sign in with ORCID

You will be taken to the "OAuth" page for ORCiD.

Click the Authorize button to grant OSF access to your ORCiD record.

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 has partnered with OSF (i.e. they have an institutional landing page), you can log in to OSF using your institutional credentials.

Click the Sign in through institution button.

Log in Through Your Institution

Select your institution from the drop-down menu, then read and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Then click the SIGN IN button.

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