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The Open Science Framework (OSF) is an open source cloud-based project management platform. It is designed to help teams collaborate in one centralized location; it is also used to share part or all of a research project or its outputs, such as preprints, open access articles, and data. Teams can connect third-party services that they already use (such as GitHub, Google Drive, and Amazon Web Services) directly to the OSF workspace. OSF provides version control, persistent URLs, and DOI registration. Cross-institutional collaboration is easy, as is controlling who has access to projects. OSF also allows researchers to connect to research services, like GitHub.
Creating an Account
OSF offers three different options for logging in: with a institutional account, with your ORCID, or with an OSF account using an email address.
You will then be taken to the UMD Central Authentication Service (CAS) sign in page, where you will input your information.
By logging in with your institutional account, your projects can be affiliated with UMD. Affiliating your project can enhance transparency, foster collaboration, and increase the visibility of your work. The affiliation can be added or removed through the project overview page.