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Open Science Framework (OSF)

Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source web application built to help researchers manage their workflows.

Setting up a Project

OSF allows you to create a project from scratch or from a template. The links below will take you to OSF articles for each topic.

There are some public templates available.

Connecting to Other Services

OSF allows you to Add-On services like Google Drive, GitHub, or Mendeley to your project.

General information about Add-Ons & Integrations can be found here.

To review features of the current storage add-ons, see the Feature Comparison Chart for the following providers:

  • Amazon S3
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • GitHub
  • Google Drive
  • ownCloud
  • OneDrive*
  • GitLab
  • Bitbucket
  • Dataverse
  • figshare

*OneDrive only works with personal OneDrive accounts. It will not connect with George Mason University's enterprise account.