Connect Add-Ons

An add-on is a connection between the OSF and another third-party service such as Google Drive or GitHub. You and others can view and interact with materials stored on other services from within your OSF project or component.  


Open your project or component, then click the Add-ons tab in the navigation bar.

The "Add-ons" page will appear.

2. Configure storage or citation add-ons

You can connect as many of the supported add-ons to your project or component as you like. Add-ons can only be connected one-at-a-time, and only one contributor's account can be connected via add-on per project or component. You can connect different add-on accounts, folders, or repositories to individual components within a project.

Click the blue Enable link next to the add-on to which you want to connect.

You will be asked to agree to the respective terms and conditions of the add-on that you select.

Click Confirm to agree to the terms and to connect the add-on.

The add-ons will appear in the "Configure Add-ons" section.

Click the Connect Account link to the right of the add-on.

You will be asked to grant the OSF access to the content within your add-on account.

Click Allow to connect your add-on account to your OSF project or component.

Next, choose the folder or repository that you want to connect to your project, then click Save.

To change a folder or repository, first click the Change button and then select the new folder or repository.

Then, click Save.

Your add-on folder or repository will be connected to your project or component.