Open Science Framework - Video Tutorials

OSF 101

This webinar will get you up to speed on using the OSF, show helpful tips and tricks, and give you a launching pad for managing your first OSF project!

Preregistration on OSF

Preregistration is the process by which researchers declare in advance what their research will entail and how they plan to complete it. Learn more about how preregistration can improve the rigor of your science, how to get started with the process, and how you can win a prize for publishing your preregistered work.

Connecting Research Tools to the OSF 

This webinar will introduce how to connect other services as add-ons to Open Science Framework (OSF; projects to centralize the different parts of the research workflow.

OSF Deep Dive 

Full-on overview of the Open Sceince Framework.

Parts of a Project: Unique Identifiers 

The OSF offers a users three unique identifiers that they can use to cite their project. Each project and file has a unique identifier on the OSF, but when you register your project you have the option of using Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Archival Research Keys (ARKs) to cite your project.

Licensing your research 

30 minute guest webinar by Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy at the University of Virginia. This webinar will introduce questions to think about when picking a license for your research.

Version control with the OSF 

This webinar will introduce the concept of version control and the version control features that are built into the Open Science Framework (OSF; 

Using R with the OSF 

Join us for a 30 minute guest webinar by Chris Hartgerink, the developer of the OSFr library ( This webinar introduce the library and show how to use it to interact with the Open Science Framework (OSF; directly from R. Examples will include how to pull data into R directly from the OSF, and push R outputs to OSF projects. 

Registered Reports 

Registered Reports are a publishing format in which peer review occurs before results are known in order to align scientific values and practices. In this webinar, Chris Chambers walks you through this publication format and how to implement it. 

The intended audience is those who serve on editorial boards, publications committees, publishers, or anyone who is in a position to implement such a publishing format in scholarly journals.

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