Welcome to Registrations!

Video Description: Follow our fictitious researcher, "Sophia" as she learns how her common problems throughout the research life-cycle can be solved by the tools on the OSF! This video will start with our section on (Pre)registrations 

What are registrations?

Registrations are a formal, transparent “story” of your study. This story describes what your research planned to do, any updates that needed to be made, and the results.

Below are help guides that can help you in any of your registration goals. 

  • Create Registrations
    Time to make your registration! This section walks you through how to create, submit, and approve your registration.
  • Manage Registrations
    Have a few registrations? Here you will learn how to access and maintain them.
  • Update Registrations
    Update the responses on your registration to transparently reflect necessary changes to your study design.
  • Collaborate on Registrations
    Work with others on your team when drafting a registration.
  • Share Registrations
    Get the word out about your registration! Learn how to effectively share a registration.
  • Registration Files
    Registration files are treated differently than the more flexible Project Files. Here you will learn how files can be copied or linked to your registration.
  • Open Practice Badges
    Open Practices Badges are given when a researcher associates a resource or file to their registration. Badges are used as a method to normalize and incentivize open science practices.
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