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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:


Getting Started with OSF

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

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

Please contact Libraries Data Services at if you need any help using Open Science Framework.

Biological Sciences Librarian

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Melanie Gainey
Mellon Library
4th Floor Mellon Institute

Psychology Librarian

Ana Van Gulick is the research liaison librarian for Psychology and Brain Sciences. Contact her via email with book or journal suggestions, for questions on research data management, open science, data sharing, publishing, or anything else.  

Ana E. Van Gulick, Ph.D.

Research Liaison to Psychology and Brain Sciences

University Libraries

Department of Psychology

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Carnegie Mellon University


phone: 412-268-7311

Hunt Library 109D and Baker Hall 352


Or get help online via: Ask a Librarian