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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    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
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    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
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    Manage Your Projects

    The My Projects page provides access to all of your projects and components on the OSF. You can organize projects into Collections for easier access to your projects or other public projects.

    Tags Bookmarks, Collections, Contributors, filter, My Projects, project organizer, tags
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    Get to Know Your Dashboard

    The Dashboard provides quick access to your projects and is also a place to explore others' public projects.

    Tags Dashboard, Discover, Find, Institutions, login, Navigate, Prereg Challenge, Projects, Public, Sign in
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    Share on Social Media

    Tags Public, publicity, share, Social Media
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    Generate 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 bibliography, citations, cite, credit, impact, papers, reuse
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 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.

    Tags ARK, Citation, DOI, Identifier, Persistent, research, Resolve, URL
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    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.

    Tags alert, collaboration, email, notification
  • Updated on: Jul 06, 2017

    License Your Project

    You can add a license to your project to allow others to copy, distribute, and make use of your data while allowing you to retain copyright. If you are not sure what license to apply to your work, you can get detailed information here: http://choosealicense.com/

    Tags licenses, reuse, sharing