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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:


Data Collaborations Lab



The CMU Libraries Data Collaboration Lab (DataCoLAB) connects the research community across disciplinary borders, and facilitates collaborations between data producers and data scientists. The program connects researchers who want more from their datasets with individuals who have data and computer science skills, creating opportunities for people with different technical and disciplinary backgrounds to work together.

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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

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 contact Libraries Data Services at if you need any 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


Liaison Librarian

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Melanie Gainey
Mellon Library
4th Floor Mellon Institute

Liaison Librarian

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Sarah Young
Hunt Library, Rm 109G

Institutional Repository Manager