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  • Updated on: Oct 06, 2017

    Connect Add-Ons

    An add-on is a connection between the OSF and another third-party service such as Google Drive or GitHub. You and others can view and interact with materials stored on other services from within your OSF project or component.  

    This article describes how to connect your OSF account with other services. You can connect accounts from your user settings page or from your Project or Component Settings page. This article describes configuring add-ons from your Project or Component Settings page.

    Manual Using Add-ons
    Tags add-ons, integration, settings, storage
  • Updated on: Sep 26, 2017

    FAQs

    Manual FAQS
    Tags COS, data, DOI, Email address, FAQs, Files, Funding, Open Source, registration, Search, Security, storage
  • Updated on: Aug 29, 2017

    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.

    Tags Files, revisions, version control, versioning
  • Updated on: Aug 24, 2017

    Use the wiki

    The wiki is a versatile tool for interacting with your team and others who view your work. Wikis can be used to explain the main points of your project and can contain information like lab notes, contact information, or more in-depth details about your project.

    The wiki supports collaborative editing, meaning your entire team can work on it at the same time. You can also make wikis publicly editable to allow visitors to your project to contribute. All versions of a wiki page are saved, so you can always go back to previous versions and compare current wikis with previous iterations.

    Manual Collaborating
    Tags collaboration, documentation, ELN, wiki
  • 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.

    Manual Adding Links
    Tags Permissions, Privacy, sharing, view-only
  • Updated on: Aug 24, 2017

    Create a View-Only Link for a Project

    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.

    Manual Adding Links
    Tags Permissions, Privacy, sharing, view-only
  • Updated on: Aug 17, 2017

    Share 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
    Tags abstract, collaborate, disciplines, file, license, preprints, Project, Public, research, share
  • Updated on: Aug 17, 2017

    How to Prepare Your Preprint

    Manual Preprints
    Tags outline, plan, prepare, preprints
  • Updated on: Aug 17, 2017

    Search and Discover Preprints

    Manual Preprints
  • Updated on: Aug 14, 2017

    Storage Add-Ons

    The OSF acts as a central hub to streamline your workflow by connecting to several third-party storage services.  This article describes each storage add-on and how the connections work. For a description of how to enable these connections, see the Enable Add-ons article.

    Manual Using Add-ons
    Tags add-ons, amazon s3, box, dataverse, dropbox, figshare, github, google drive, integration, owncloud, storage