Registration Files

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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 

Before submitting a Registration draft 

Currently, files can only be added to a registration prior to the submission of the original registration. Files cannot be updated or added when updating a registration

Files are added to a draft registration by starting a registration based on a project or by attaching a file while editing a registration draft. 

Access registration files 

To access your registration files, start on the registration overview page. 

Click on the “Files” tab on the left-hand column of options 

Here you are able to see your full list of your storage locations for this registration  

Click on the storage location you would like to access: 

The OSF page will load these files as you scroll down the files section. 

Click on the title of the file to access it. 

Navigate Registration Folders

To explore other folders on the registration, either click on the folder’s title at the top of the files page.

Or click the back arrow at the top of the files list here:

You can filter files on the current displayed list. Start by clicking on the folder you would like to filter. 

Type the title of the file in the filter box. 

You can also sort the list of files by using the “sort by” feature found here:

Download a Folder

You can download either all the contents in the folder you are viewing or all the files in a specific folder. 

Download all files in the current folder: Download all the files on a page by clicking“download this folder.” This will download the contents of that page into a zip format. 

Download individual folders: Download the individual folder by clicking on clicking on the vertical ellipses to the right of the file title

And then click “download” 

Share, Download, and Embed registration files 

Each file can be shared, downloaded, or embedded. 

Click the vertical ellipses to the right of the file title. 

To download a file: Click on the download button. This will download the file in the format on the registration.

To embed the file: Click on the embed button. 

This gives you the option to copy the “Dynamic JS iFrame” or Copy the “Static HTML iFrame” 

To share the file:  Click on the Share button

This gives you the option of sharing this file by Email or by Twitter. 

Viewing Tags on files 

Tags are an excellent way to increase the discoverability of your file to users searching the OSF. You can tag your file with keywords that apply to that file. To view the tags on your file start by clicking on the file, to view the whole file. 

Once you are able to view the file click on the “tag” icon in the right-hand column. This will show all of the tags associated with a file. 

Viewing Previous File revisions 

Files that are originally from an OSF project may have gone through revisions prior to being submitted in a registration. If this is the case you can view the previous versions of a file using our file revisions tool. To view the file revisions on your file start by clicking on the file, to view the whole file. 

Once you are able to view the file click on the “revision icon” in the right-hand column. This will show the revision history associated with a file. 

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