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  • Updated on: Mar 24, 2017

    Rename a File

  • Updated on: Mar 15, 2017

    Add Contributors

    In this article, you will learn how to add contributors to projects and components. You will also learn about various permissions levels for contributors.

    Tags Collaborators, Contributors, Permissions, Unregistered Contributors
  • Updated on: Mar 15, 2017

    Create DOIs and ARKs

    In addition to its own unique, persistent URLs, the OSF also offers DOIs and ARKs for your research. At this time, DOIs and ARKs can only be issued to public registrations.

  • Updated on: Mar 15, 2017

    View and Use Citations

    Every project, component, file, and user has a unique, persistent URL on the OSF. This means that anything you upload and make public on the OSF can be cited, giving you credit for your work. Pre-formatted citations are displayed on every Project and Component Overview page.

    Tags citations, credit, impact, reuse
  • Updated on: Mar 15, 2017

    Edit Contributor Permissions

    You can control what actions your collaborators can take on your project by assigning different permissions levels. You can also assign different permissions to contributors in different components of a project. This article explains how to use this fine-grained control to make the most of the OSF.

    Tags Permissions, Privacy, Private, Public
  • Updated on: Mar 15, 2017

    Create and Manage Folders

    Folders can be used to organize files in your projects or components. You can create folders in OSF Storage or many third-party storage add-ons to group files together. Folders have the same privacy settings and contributor permissions as the project or component in which they live. Furthermore, the contents of a folder can be downloaded as a .zip file.

    Tags folders, organization
  • Updated on: Mar 15, 2017

    Create a Project from a Template

    Tags Project, reuse, template
  • Updated on: Mar 14, 2017

    Rename a Project

    Tags Project
  • Updated on: Mar 10, 2017

    Enter the Preregistration Challenge

    Manual Registrations
  • Updated on: Mar 08, 2017

    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
    Tags frozen, persistence, read-only, registration, uneditable