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. Registrations:
- Proclaim your study and tell the world what you plan to study
- Reduces HARKing (hypothesizing after results are known)
- Provide you with the information to see if you trust the results of other studies
- Fully understand a study and have access to its materials
Below are groups of 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 a registration.
| Manage Registration
Have a few registrations? Here you will learn how to access and maintain them.
| Updating Registrations
Updating a registration is a process of transparently reflecting necessary changes to a study design.
| Collaborating on Registrations
Other authors on your registration are called collaborators.
| Sharing Registrations
Time to get the word out about your registration! Learn how to effectively share a registration.
| Registration Files
Each registration is a part of your study’s scientific record and given a clear timestamp. Therefore, registration files are treated differently than the more flexible Project Files
|| Open Practice Badges
Open Practices Badges are given when a researcher links a resource to their registration. Badges are used as a method to normalize and incentivize open science practices.