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 a DOI’s 
    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 projectLinking to other projects creates a path for you and others viewing your project to find related work.

Add a Redirect LinkYou 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.

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