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A flexible collaboration and research management tool that encourages best practices in project organization and reproducibility.


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OSF is a free and open source project management tool that supports researchers throughout their entire project lifecycle.

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As a collaboration tool, OSF helps research teams work on projects privately or make the entire project publicly accessible for broad dissemination. As a workflow system, OSF enables connections to the many products researchers already use, streamlining their process and increasing efficiency.

The platform connects pre-existing research tools, so you can effectively share the story of your research project and eliminate data silos and information gaps. It is a product of the Center for Open Science.

If you are connecting your OSF work to UBC, please review our Terms of Use (pdf).

Data is stored at multiple locations including data centers located outside of Canada.

Use of the OSF must comply with UBC Policy SC14 Acceptable Use and Security of UBC Electronic Information and Systems and associated information security standards. In accordance with Information Security Standard #3: Transmission and Sharing of UBC Electronic Information, the OSF must only be used to share Low Risk UBC Electronic Information. This is information that may be freely disclosed. For more information, see Information Security Standard #1: Security Classification of UBC Electronic Information.

For more information about OSF, please visit our resource and FAQ page.

Visit here for information about the OSF Terms of Use, privacy and security policies.