Helping Give Away Psychological Science/Standard Operating Procedures/ OSF Basics
OSF Basics[edit | edit source]
OSF is comparable to a free and online collaborative database for researchers. HGAPS stores a lot of our ongoing projects and their materials here. Simply put, projects are made up of components and components contain files and documents.
Creating an account[edit | edit source]
- Click the green sign-up button located at the top right.
- If you have an ORCID, sign up with your number
- If you don't have an ORCID, register for one.
- You can click here for further instructions on creating an ORCID.
- Note: If you have an HGAPS email, use it for your OSF. If not, use your personal email - this will keep your account from being deleted with your school email after graduation.
- Confirm your account through your email.
Once your account is created an confirmed, you can start working on projects when you're added/invited to them.
Getting started[edit | edit source]
Once you have a project you need to work on with other members, you should:
- Create a project and its relevant components.
- Add contributors and assign their privileges.
- Administrator: Able to read and write on the project, manage contributor lists, delete and register the project, have access to public-private settings.
- Read + Write: Read privileges, adding and configuring components, adding and editing content.
- Read: View project content and comment.
- Bibliographic Contributor: If you check this box, the person will be shown publicly as a contributor and will be part of the project's citation. If you don't check this box, that person is still able to contribute; however, they won't be listed in the citation. Make sure to uncheck this for everyone and keep the measure private until further notice.
- Add relevant tags to the project. (e.g., clinical resources, dissemination, infographic)
- Change your project's visibility.
- Making it private: This is typically used for confidential content.
- Make it public: This is typically for open access content.
- Note: Once your project is public, a DOI is created for it.
- You can add folders, files, and images.
- Assign your project to a category to increase its visibility.
Manipulating projects and components[edit | edit source]
What you can do in OSF:
- You can link projects and components.
- You can change access and contribution status on different components.
- You can fork and duplicate projects.
Using add-ons[edit | edit source]
The add-ons tab allows you to enable what external applications can be linked to your OSF project.
You can control these settings by going to the adds-on tab located on the light grey bar. To enable each application, simply click the "Enable" button next to each.
Here are some examples of add-ons you can enable:
- Google drive
- Note: You can create Wiki pages in OSF by using the wiki tab; however, it uses a different code than Wiki platforms.
- And many more!
Sharing[edit | edit source]
In OSF, folders, libraries, and documents can be viewed from the add-on programs (if granted access).
To share OSF components, it is recommended to create a view-only link.