Open Science Framework

A scholarly commons to connect the entire research cycle

Simplified Scholarly Collaboration

Cloud-based management for your projects.

Structured projects

Keep all your files, data, and protocols in one centralized location. No more trawling emails to find files or scrambling to recover from lost data. Secure Cloud

Control access

You control which parts of your project are public or private making it easy to collaborate with the worldwide community or just your team. Project-level Permissions

Respect for your workflow

Connect your favorite third party services directly to the Open Science Framework. 3rd Party Integrations

“The OSF is a great way to collaborate and stay organized while still using your favorite external services." Kara Woo - Information Manager, Aquatic Ecology, Washington State

OSF integrations make your workflow more efficient

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Everything your research needs to be a success

Manage your project

View all of your projects from one dashboard.

Quickly share files

Share key project information and allow others to use and cite it.

See project changes

See the latest project changes, who is contributing and historical file versions.

View project analytics

Access project data ranging from visits over time to top referring websites.

Archive your data

Computer or collaborator explode? With the OSF you will never lose your project data.

Control access and collaboration

Add others to your projects to collaborate, or provide private access to view.

Supercharge your workflow

The OSF helps individuals, teams and labs make their research processes more efficient.


Preserve the state of a project at important parts of its lifecycle such as the onset of data collection.

Contribute to global scientific efforts

Labs and teams across the globe use the Open Science Framework to open their projects up to the scientific community. You can browse the newest and most popular public projects right here. Get involved

We are a mission-driven non-profit

The OSF is a free, open source service of the Center for Open Science. We’re aligning scientific practices with scientific values by improving openness, integrity and reproducibility of research. Non-Profit

Teachers, researchers, and global teams rely on the Open Science Framework

Richard Ball

Making research reproducible & verifiable

The OSF helps our students understand and apply sound data management principles to their work. And since we have easy access to all of the files the students are working with, it greatly enhances our ability to offer them constructive guidance.
Richard Ball, Professor of Economics, Haverford College

Free and open source.

The OSF is a public good built to support your research.

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Start managing your projects on the OSF today.

Free and easy to use, the Open Science Framework supports the entire research lifecycle: planning, execution, reporting, archiving, and discovery.

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