The OSF is streamlined to facilitate data sharing. This guide explains the process from a new user perspective, assuming minimal experience with the OSF. If you already have a project with data you would to like share, please see our guide on privacy controls to determine what parts of your project you would like to make public.
Create a project to house uploaded data files
The first step to making data publicly-available is to create a project. Select Create new project from the OSF landing page.
Enter a title for your project followed by an optional description. Select Create.
You will be directed to your project's main page. Select OSF Storage under the Files widget and select Upload, or simply drag-and-drop your file into OSF Storage.
Once uploaded, the data file will appear indented beneath OSF Storage. Select Make Public to initiate public sharing of your data.
A modal will appear warning you to ensure your data is publicly shareable. Select Continue once verifying your data does not contain sensitive or restricted data.
Once made public, your data will be accessible via the OSF. Select Citation from the project overview page in order to receive bibliographic information for referencing your data.
Create components for more granular privacy controls
The OSF allows parts of projects to be made public (e.g. data) while other parts remain private (e.g. presentation materials).