Sharing, linking, and Forking Projects (OSF Projects)
Sharing public projects: You can share public projects on social media to enhance discoverability. Sharing is not available for private content on the OSF, outside of view-only links. For sharing and citing in scholarly publications, Public projects can have citations and their own Individual DOI’s for identification. For more information please see the following articles:
- Share on Social Media
You can share public projects, files, and registrations on social media to enhance discoverability. Sharing is not available for private content on the OSF.
- Create DOIs
In addition to its own unique, persistent URLs, OSF offers DOIs for your public research. This help guide will walk you through how to generate DOIs for public projects and registrations.
- Generate Citations
Pre-formatted citations can be generated for any OSF project, and can be copied and pasted directly into your bibliography
- Create Custom Citations You can create a customized citation for your OSF project that's different from the default styles available.
- Tag Your Project Add tags to your projects and components to enhance the discoverability of your work!
Sharing Private projects: If you are looking to share a private project, either with a peer or for an official peer review, create a view-only link for a project. This allows users to share their work via a URL. Create a View-Only Link for a Project
Connect your project to another project: Forking a project creates a copy of an existing project and its components. The fork always points back to the original project, forming a network of citations. You might a fork a project to expand upon another's work.
- Fork a Project: Forking a project creates a copy of an existing project and its components. Outside Forking, users can create links to a project, or add redirect links
- Link to a project: Linking to other projects creates a path for you and others viewing your project to find related work.
- Add a Redirect Link: You can add a redirect link to any project or component to give visitors an option to redirect to an external site, such as a personal website, blog post, journal article, etc.