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  • Updated on: Feb 13, 2019

    Move Files

    Manual Project Files
  • Updated on: Feb 06, 2019

    Upload a Preprint

    This article will walk you through 5 easy steps to share a preprint. Sharing your preprint will allow you to receive quick feedback on your research and gain a wider audience for your work. Because your preprint will be on the OSF, you’ll get access to other features like analytics on how many others are accessing and downloading your work, a persistent identifier to allow your preprint to be cited, and the ability to add supplemental files, like data or analysis scripts.

    Manual Preprints
  • Updated on: Feb 01, 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: Jan 31, 2019

    FAQs

    Manual FAQS
  • Updated on: Jan 08, 2019

    Preprint FAQs

    Manual Preprints
  • Updated on: Jan 04, 2019

    Move a Quick File to a Project

    Manual Quick Files
  • Updated on: Jan 04, 2019

    Edit Your Preprint

    Manual Preprints
  • Updated on: Jan 02, 2019

    Create a Preregistration

    Manual Registrations
  • Updated on: Jan 02, 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 Registrations cannot be deleted, but they can be withdrawn.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: Jan 02, 2019

    Understand Registration Forms

    Manual Registrations