Open Science Foundation

Use for free to support your research and work collaboratively

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Open Science Foundation (OSF) is a free and open source project management tool that supports researchers throughout their entire project lifecycle.

It does this by enabling research teams to collaborate on projects privately or publicly for broad access and reach. Research teams can also use it to connect data, preprints, data management and research planning to streamline processes. Use Open Science Foundation to:

  • Structure your projects: Manage files, data, code, and protocols in one centralized location and easily build custom organization for your project — no more trawling emails to find files or scrambling to recover lost data
  • Control access to your projects: Manage which parts of a project are public or private, making it easy to collaborate and share with the community or just your team
  • Connect different workflow: Connect your favorite third-party services like Dropbox or Google Drive, automate version control, preregister your research, share preprints.

How to get started with Open Science Foundation

Click to access Open Science Foundation and sign in with your University of Kent credentials. Head over to our Quick Start Guide to access guidance about creating your account and setting up your project space. OSF Support also provide a wide range of guidance that is easy to access and use. Alternatively, access this video to find out more about Open Science Foundation.


Get support

If you have questions about using the Open Science Foundation, please email the Research and Scholarly Communication Support Team.

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