Create a View-only Link for a Registration

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If your registration is embargoed, a view-only link offers a way for you to share the private contents with non-contributors. You can create an anonymized view-only link to hide your contributor names on the registration's "Overview" page and in the "Recent Activity" section - this is particularly useful in blinded peer review! If you're creating an anonymized view-only link for a preregistration, your contributor names will be hidden in the "Authors" section of your form, as well.

Only admins on a registration can create view-only links. This feature will not be visible to read and read+write contributors. 

  1. Create the link
  2. Copy and share the link
  3. Remove a view-only link

1. Create the link

Open your registration, then click Contributors tab on the right panel.

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The "Contributors" page will appear.

Click the green +Add button below "View-only Links."

A modal will appear.

  1. Type a name for the link into the first field to help you identify it later (optional).
  2. To hide your identity from viewers - such as for blinded review - check the box next to Anonymize. This will remove all contributors' names from the contributor's list and logs (optional).
  3. To extend the view-only link to any registered components, check the boxes next to the respective component(s). Note: Only those with checked boxes will be shared with the link.  
  4. Click the Create button.
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