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![enter image description here][1] ---------- **Increase the Visibility of Your Institutional Research, Accelerate Open Science** ----------- **OSF Institutions** enhances transparency and increases the visibility of research outputs, accelerating discovery and reuse. The [Center for Open Science][2] partners with institutions to provide infrastructure and tools to help researchers manage, collaborate and share their work, provide training and guide resources to enable researchers in transparent, open, and reproducible workflows, and collaborates with institutional staff to overcome challenges and showcase the open and reproducible outputs contributed by their research community. You can focus your efforts on generating and sharing research, not on building and maintaining research infrastructure. ---------- Key features that will accelerate scholarship at your institution: **Accelerate Research** Single sign-on authentication seamlessly connects your researchers with an integrated framework that accommodates custom research workflows and streamlines institutional data management. Their work on the OSF can be affiliated with the institution. **Increase Visibility** An institution’s dedication to accessible, reliable research is a source of pride. OSFI members demonstrate their researchers’ work through sharable, branded OSF pages that aggregate projects and registrations from across the institution. **Reveal the Research Lifecycle** Data management, research designs, and hypotheses are essential building blocks of scholarship, but it can be a challenge to recognize an institution’s commitment to research across the lifecycle. Unique OSFI features reveal insights into research investment beyond citations. **Enable Interoperability** Researchers and institutions rely on many tools to do their work. The OSF connects many of these into one platform, simplifying research collaboration, access, and storage. OSF Institutional members can even have their own unique tools integrated into the OSF, reducing redundancies and service costs. ---------- This fantastic page from the libraries at Johns Hopkins ([Open Science Framework (OSF) for JHU – FAQs]( helps explain to researchers what role OSF can play in their research and how it relates to the other offerings at JHU. We recommend it as a model for other institutions rolling out OSF Institutions. Learn more about affiliating projects on the OSF in our [OSF Guides][5]. See who is already using [**OSF Institutions**][6] **Ready to get started?** --------------------- Submit information to create an OSF Institutions page for your research institution using **[This form][7]** and the following information: [Agreement of Services][8] [Single Sign-On (SSO) technical details][9] --->[if your organization does not provide a central authorization service based on email, you can still use OSF Institutions based simply on email domain permissions. [Contact us][10] for more details] ____ **Promotion and Outreach** Once your institution adopts OSF Instituions we have these suggested promotion steps for promoting it's availability: 1. COS sends an email to all existing OSF users at your institution about the availability of OSF single sign-on and project affiliation options 2. Your institutional representative gets trained as an [COS Ambassador][11] 3. Institution Rep/Ambassador conducts selected outreach to identified pilot groups that can utilize the OSF for existing or new projects, or just to test out use cases that are of interest 4. Once the institutional landing page reaches ~10 public projects affiliated, the institution sends an email announcement to faculty/students making them aware of the service and it's benefits 5. COS conducts a webinar and/or [on-site workshop][12] for your institution to introduce the OSF and basic workflows, benefits, and research best practices to the wider community 6. Your institution thens conducts regular local seminars or events that include the OSF and other research services These milestones have been the most effective, but ultimately each institution will differ in how to complete effective outreach. For more information, please contact us at [][13] [1]: [2]: [3]: [4]: [5]: [6]: [7]: [8]: [9]: [10]: [11]: [12]: [13]: