When you create a new registration, a window will appear from which you can choose a registration template. In this window, you can hover over the i icons to learn more about each template.
Select the registration template relevant to your project
Each registration template includes its own draft questions. While Open-Ended Registration is the most broad and applicable to general uploads, there are several template offered with some targeting different points in the research lifecycle.
Learn more about each registration in our Registration Forms and Templates wiki.
OSF Preregistration: This is the standard preregistration template on OSF. You will be asked a series of questions to ensure that your sampling, design, and analysis plans are solidified prior to beginning your study.
Open-Ended Registration: You will be asked to provide a narrative summary of what is contained in your project. This template can also be used to archive your project. When you archive a project, the files associated with it and any additional files you wish to upload will be placed into an immutable, archived state with timestamps.
Qualitative Preregistration: This template is intended for preregistering a qualitative study. You will be asked a series of questions about your study design and methods you intend to use when analyzing data.
Registered Report Protocol Preregistration: This template is intended for those who have received an "in-principle acceptance" for a registered report from a journal (see https://cos.io/rr). You will be asked to provide your accepted protocol manuscript, the journal name, and the date of in-principle acceptance.
Preregistration Template from AsPredicted.org: This template is a straightforward preregistration template in which you will be asked eight questions based on procedures from AsPredicted.org.
OSF-Standard Pre-Data Collection Registration: You will be asked if data collection is underway and if you have looked at your data already. You will be provided an opportunity to post other comments about your project.
Replication Recipe (Brandt et al., 2013): Preregistration: This template is intended for use when conducting a replication. You will be asked a series of questions about the study you intend to replicate.
Replication Recipe (Brandt et al., 2013): Post-Completion: This template is intended for use upon completion of a replication study, as outlined by Brandt et al., "The Replication Recipe: What Makes for a Convincing Replication?" You will be asked to answer a series of questions about the outcomes of your replication and how they compare to the original study.
Preregistration in Social Psychology (van't Veer & Giner-Sorolla, 2016): Preregistration: This template is intended for use when conducting a preregistration. You will be asked to fill out the elements for a preregistration as described in: van't Veer & Griner-Sorolla (2016).
Secondary Data Preregistration: This template is used for conducting research that relies on any existing datasets that you have not yet analyzed. It will allow you to document the context behind your upcoming research and may help inform your practices by reminding you about some steps to take before digging into that dataset.
Use the diagram below to help select the best template for your project.