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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Mar 15, 2019

    Managing Bookmarks and Collections

    Bookmarks and Collections help you organize your own OSF projects or public projects you're interested in by making them easily accessible from the left side panel of the Project Organizer. View your Collections on the My Projects page.

    Dragging and dropping projects or components into collections will not change the structure of the original projects themselves; they simply create a new way for you to access your work.

  • Updated on: Mar 15, 2019

    Disable the Wiki

    Manual Collaborating
  • Updated on: Mar 15, 2019

    Delete a File

    Manual Project Files
  • Updated on: Mar 06, 2019

    Link to a Project

    In this article, you will learn about how links and forks can help make connections between multiple OSF projects.

    Linking a project creates an easy path for those viewing your work to find another related project.

    Forking a project creates a copy of an existing project and all of its contents. The fork always points back to the original project, forming a network of functional citations. You might use a fork to copy another's work to build on and extend. For example, a professor may create an OSF project of materials for individual student use. Each student forks the project to have his or her own copy of the materials to start his/her own work.

  • Updated on: Mar 01, 2019

    Control Your Privacy Settings

    It can be useful to keep some parts of your project private while others are made public. Fine-grained privacy controls allow you to do this. This article describes how to make all or parts of your project public while keeping others private.

  • Updated on: Mar 01, 2019

    Configure Notifications

    You can configure your OSF project or component to send you an email when new comments are added or when files are updated. You can choose to receive an email every time one of these actions happens or in the form of a daily digest.

    These settings apply only to you. Modifying them does not affect any other contributor on the project.

  • Updated on: Feb 27, 2019

    Withdraw a Registration

    Manual Registrations
  • Updated on: Feb 12, 2019

    Move Files

    Manual Project Files
  • Updated on: Feb 05, 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: Jan 31, 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