Getting started on the OSF

Welcome!

First time on the Open Science Framework (OSF)? Confused about where to start?  Check out the "First time using the OSF" guide below! 

The OSF is a free open-source software project that facilitates open collaboration in science research. As a collaboration tool, OSF helps research teams work on projects privately or make the entire project publicly accessible for broad dissemination. As a workflow system, OSF enables connections to data, preprints, and data management and research planning that researchers already use, streamlining their process and increasing efficiency. Post your work, solicit feedback, and tag categories for others to find, comment on, and engage with you. 

After getting set up, come back to explore how else you can use the Open Science Framework! 

Pathway Description
First Time Using The OSF This pathway is meant for users just starting on the OSF. It walks you through how to create an account, along with other fundamental parts of the user experience. 
Research Pathway This pathway demonstrates some of the ways researchers use the tools on the OSF. This help guide pathway is in development and is coming soon! 
Educator Pathway This pathway demonstrates some of the ways educators use the tools on the OSF. This help guide pathway is in development and is coming soon!

Come across a term you don't know? Check out our OSF Dictionary

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