Set a Global Storage Location

You can choose a default storage location for your OSF Storage. For example, your institution may require that data be stored in the EU to comply with storage regulations. If a required location is not listed, you can store your data in an Amazon S3 bucket, specify the region, and connect the S3 bucket to an OSF project, or reach out to to request a new location be offered.

OSF Storage on newly created projects will be set to the updated storage location by default; different locations can be set on a per-project basis. All pre-existing projects will continue to be stored in the Unites States. As of now, the storage locations available are

  • Unites States
  • Canada - Montréal
  • Germany - Frankfurt
  • Australia - Sydney

Log in to OSF.

OSF Dashboard

Click your name in the top right of the page, then select Settings from the drop-down menu.

OSF Dashboard showing account rollout menu

You will be taken to your settings.

Click  Account Settings from the left sidebar menu.

Settings page showing account settings

Scroll down to the "Default Storage Location" section.

Click inside the Default storage location menu.

Settings page showing storage location options

Select a storage location from the menu:

  • United States
  • Canada - Montréal
  • Germany - Frankfurt
settings page showing storage location dropdown menu

Then click the Update location button.

update location button on settings page

Your OSF Storage will be set to the selected location for newly created projects going forward; different locations can be set on a per-project basis upon creation. 

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