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  • Updated on: May 14, 2019

    Withdraw a Registration

    Manual Registrations
  • You can share the contents of private projects with non-contributors by creating View-Only Links. These links can also be anonymized to remove identifying information, useful in blinded peer review.

  • Updated on: May 14, 2019

    Submit a Registered Report

    Manual Registrations
  • Updated on: May 14, 2019

    Create a Preregistration

    Manual Registrations
  • Updated on: May 14, 2019

    Register Your Project

    This article will give you a general overview of Registrations, while subsequent articles will provide more depth.

    A registration on the OSF creates a frozen, time-stamped version of a project that cannot be edited or deleted. The original project can still be edited, while the registered version cannot. You might create a registration to capture a snapshot of your project at certain points in time - such as right before data collection begins, when you submit a manuscript for peer review, or upon completion of a project.

    Registrations can be made public immediately or embargoed for up to 4 years. Registrations cannot be deleted, but they can be withdrawn. Withdrawing a registration removes the content of the registration but leaves behind basic metadata, like registration title, contributors, and a reason for the withdrawal (not required).

    Manual Registrations
  • Updated on: May 14, 2019

    View Your Registration Form

    Manual Registrations
  • Updated on: May 14, 2019

    End an Embargo Early

    Manual Registrations
  • Updated on: May 07, 2019

    File Revisions and Version Control

    The OSF has built-in version control and records changes to files over time. When you add a new version of a file with the same name to your OSF project, the OSF automatically updates the file and maintains a record of all previous versions stored on OSF Storage.

    The OSF also provides access to previous versions of files stored on third-party storage providers. Some storage providers limit the number of previous versions saved; check with your storage provider to understand their policies and practices related to versioning.

    Manual Project Files
  • Updated on: Apr 16, 2019

    Preprints