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  • Updated on: Jul 06, 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 Registrations cannot be deleted, but they can be withdrawn.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
  • Tags Account, Authentication, login, Protect, Security, Sign in, Two-Factor
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    Delete a File

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    Move Files

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    Rename Files and Folders

    Tags edit, file, Filename, Folder, Modify, rename, title, Update
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    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 Files, folders, organization
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    Upload files

    Each project and component can have its own set of files, allowing you to organize your files into meaningful groups like datasets or background research.

    Each file is also given a unique, persistent URL, meaning that it can be cited or linked to individually.

    Tags File Detail Page, Files, Storage Add-ons, Upload
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    Reference Management Add-Ons

    The OSF connects to reference management tools Mendeley and Zotero. Connecting Mendeley or Zotero folders to OSF projects allows you and others to view, copy, and download citations that are relevant to your project, right from the Project Overview page.

    Manual Using Add-ons
    Tags add-ons, citations, mendeley, references, zotero
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    Comment on a Project

    Users can leave comments on OSF projects or individual files within OSF projects. Commenting can be configured so that only project contributors can comment or any OSF user can comment.

    Manual Collaborating
    Tags comment, commenting, communication, discussion
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    Link and Fork Projects

    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.

    Manual Adding Links
    Tags copy, Forks, Linking, Links