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OSF - The Open Science Framework

A guide on CWRU's new open data and project management tool

How to Get Help

Need some assistance? The OSF maintains a thorough, extensive, and detailed set of guides and FAQs at

They have targeted guides to assist with:

At Case Western Reserve University, the Kelvin Smith Library serves as the primary information source and point of contact for guidance on how and why to use the OSF.

Dr. R. Benjamin Gorham (, the Research Data Specialist at KSL, is happy to answer questions you may have regarding:

  • Making an account
  • Creating projects and components
  • Connecting add-ons
  • Collaborators and permissions
  • Sharing data
  • Templates, forking, and registrations
  • General best practices