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Research Data Services

What is the Open Science Framework (OSF)?

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

The OSF is part collaboration tool, part version control software, and part data archive.

The OSF connects to popular tools researchers already use, like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Github and Mendeley, to streamline workflows and increase efficiency. 

The OSF integrates with the researcher's daily workflow. The OSF helps document and archive study designs, materials, and data. The OSF facilitates sharing of materials and data within a laboratory/group or across laboratories/groups. The OSF also facilitates transparency of laboratory research and provides a network design that details and credits individual contributions for all aspects of the research process. 

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Click Login through Your Institution

Select University of Notre Dame from
the drop-down list


Click Sign In

Enter your netid and password 
two-step authentication required

Support & Training

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General support with OSF

Specific questions about using OSF for your project or with ND add-ons Contact the data management consulting team
In-Person Training View the OSF Training Calendar, the Hesburgh Libraries Workshop Schedule, or request a session via email to
Video Training View the OSF YouTube channel for access to
recorded training sessions
Not sure where to start? Email