OSF Storage Caps (OSF Projects)

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On November 3, 2020, OSF began limiting the capacity of private projects and components utilizing OSF Storage to 5 GB and public projects and components to 50 GB, and now advises users to integrate add-ons to their projects for storage management wherever possible.

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How to get started:

  1. Connect A Third-Party Storage Integration To Your OSF Project Or Component to extend your storage capacity. OSF has integrations with 11 storage providers that make it easy to access files stored on other tools directly within your OSF project space.

Connecting an Add-On

  1. Make Your Project Public to increase storage capacity to 50 GB for files stored in OSF Storage. COS’s Mission is to promote open sharing of data, code, materials, etc, therefore more capacity is given to public project storage.

Increase your storage by making your project public

  1. Explore how your university or institution can connect its repository to OSF through an OSF Institutions Membership for streamlined institutional collaboration and research data management. If your institution is a member, you can request additional storage allotment for your work. Please reach out to Support@Osf.Io for assistance.

  1. To aggregate more than the allowed storage in a project or component (5GB private, 50GB public), you can purchase additional storage. See this webpage for more information on additional storage fees and adding OSF to your research grants.

  1.  Finally, you can build your own directory within an OSF project to improve usability and discoverability. Organize Your Project With Components to take advantage of the flexible structure and maximize storage options. Review which components may benefit from integrating with an add-on, or consider making a component(s) public. This visualization illustrates how you can rearrange a project into components to maximize your storage:

Increase your storage by rearranging files into components

What Is The Individual File Size Limit?

Individual files must be 5GB or less to be uploaded to OSF Storage. Larger files can be stored in an add-on. See What Is The Cap On Data Per User Or Per Project?

Questions? Review our Storage Caps FAQs

We understand the potential impact this new change may have for project workflows embedded in high-volume collaboration efforts. As such, we are committed to working with parties with special use cases. Please contact Support@Osf.Io for further assistance.


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