Collaborating on Projects (OSF Projects)

Collaborators and contributors are the coauthors on a project, registration, or preprints. Each contributor has their own permission level (ie. Administrator, Read+Write, and Read), each with different responsibilities and privileges.  The OSF has some great tools for collaboration try Commenting on a Project or using the project Wiki. Please see this section if you are looking for guidance on registration contributors

Before exploring the links below, start by reviewing this help guide to Understand Contributor Permissions. Project collaborators can be modified at any time by users with admin-level permissions. 

Help guides for If you are a project admin:  

Help guides for users who want access to someone else's project: 

  • Request Access To A Private Project 
    Private projects can only be viewed by those who are a contributor. If you have the URL of the private project because you were supposed to be added as a contributor, or the owner of the project shared the URL with you, you can request access to the project.
  • Request Access To A Public Project 
    If you come across a public project to which you want to contribute, you can now request access to join! Public projects that have access requests enabled will have the option for you to request access. The admin(s) on the project must accept your request before you can be granted access.

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