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Open Science Framework: Start

A guide for how to use the open source project management platform, Open Science Framework


About Open Science Framework

OSF is a free, open source web application for project management from the non-profit, Center of Open Science. Researchers use OSF to collaborate, document, archive, share, and register research projects, materials, and data. This guide will teach you how to:


OSF Workshop

We teach regular workshops on Open Science Framework. Check our Libraries workshop page to see if there are any upcoming OSF workshops. You can also download our workshop slides.

Getting Started with OSF

Get started with using OSF by watching this 14 min. OSF Projects Overview video tutorial.

Create an OSF Account

Get started by creating a free account with your Andrew email address or linking your Andrew email address to an existing account to take advantage of the benefits of our institutional license. Find helpful info on how OSF can be used here

Please fill out the Libraries Data Services & Publishing form if you have any questions or need help using Open Science Framework

CMU's Open Science Framework Showcase Page

Our institutional license gives you the option of adding CMU branding to your project and highlighting your project on our CMU Open Science Framework showcase page


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