Get to Know Your Dashboard

When you sign in to the OSF, you land on your OSF dashboard. The dashboard allows you to quickly access your projects, start a preregistration, explore institutions, discover others' public projects, and navigate to other OSF features.

Enter the Prereg Challenge

To read about or start a preregistration, click the Start Prereg Challenge button that's displayed in the blue banner across the top of your dashboard.

You will be taken to the "Prereg Challenge" landing page. For instructions on how to submit a preregistration to the Prereg Challenge (or how to fill out a preregistration in general), see this help guide: Enter the Preregistration Challenge.

Find your projects

The dashboard displays your 10 most recently updated projects and components. You can click the down arrow to see a longer list of your projects.

Click on a project or component to go to its "Overview" page.

Search and filter your projects

To search through your projects, type into the textbox at the top of the page.

The results will automatically appear below the textbox.

To filter by project and component "title," click the up or down arrows to the right of "Title."

To filter by "date last modified," click the up or down arrows to the right of "Modified."

Explore institutions

Below your list of projects, you can browse institutions that are affiliated with the OSF.

Hover over an institutional logo to see the institution's name in a tooltip.

Click on an institution to go to its OSF wiki.

Discover public projects

Below the list of institutions, you can browse newly added and popular public projects.

Here you can search for research related to your work, find projects to build on, and discover new collaborators.

Search meetings and preprints

When you scroll to the bottom of the dashboard, you land on the OSF for Meetings and Preprints sections that, when clicked, take you to their respective landing pages.

You can learn more about OSF for Meetings and preprints at these help guides: OSF for Meetings and Preprints.