Add Contributors to Projects and Components

In this article, you will learn how to add contributors to projects and components.

Add contributors to a project

Navigate to your project or component "Overview" page.

Then, click the Contributors tab in the navigation bar.

The "Contributors" page will appear. This page lists the contributors on your project or component and their respective permissions and bibliographic statuses.

Click the green +Add button at the top of the page.

The "Add Contributors" modal will appear.

Type your contributor's name into the search box and then click Search. You can search by name only. Searching by email address is not supported.

Add an unregistered contributor

An unregistered contributor is a user who does not have an OSF account but is someone who you would like to be listed as a contributor on the project or component.

If the person you search does not have an OSF account, no results will appear.

To add them as an unregistered contributor, click the add as an unregistered contributor link below the search box.

Enter the contributor's name and email address into the respective fields.

Then click the green Add button.

The unregistered contributor will be moved to the "Adding" column of the modal.

Choose their bibliographic status and permissions. Then click the green Add button.

The unregistered contributor will be notified by email that they have been added to your project. There will be a link in the email that they can use to claim their OSF account.

Add a registered contributor

If your contributor has an OSF account, results of user names will appear below the search box in the "Add Contributors" modal.

Click the green + button to the left of the contributor who you want to add.

The contributor will appear below the "Adding" column of the modal.

Choose their bibliographic status and permissions. Then click the green Add button.

The contributor will be added to the project.

Add contributors to components

If your project has components, you will see a blue Next button in the "Add Contributors" modal.

Click Next to continue.

The "Select Components" modal will appear.

Select the components to which you want to add the contributor. You must be an administrator on the component in order to add the contributor to it.

Then click the green Add button.

The contributor will be added to your project and component(s).