OSF Storage Caps

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Beginning November 3, 2020, OSF will limit the capacity of private projects and components utilizing OSF Storage to 5 GB and public projects and components to 50 GB, and 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.


2. 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.


3. 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:


4. Finally, 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.

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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