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Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free and open source tool that can be used for managing projects and collaborations in any discipline and a great way to keep track of all of the different files that are part of a complex research project. You can store files directly on OSF cloud storage (unlimited number of individual files that are under 5 GB each) or sync popular third-party applications such as Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Amazon S3, GitHub, figshare, Mendeley, and Zotero to the project; add collaborators from CMU or anywhere else to a project and set their access so that they can view or edit parts of a project; and use OSF to share your work publicly so that it can be cited. Overall, it's a powerful tool for research management, documentation, and collaboration that can help you see the sum of your work across many different platforms. 

In June of 2018, the CMU Libraries will be launching an institutional license for OSF that will allow researchers to use Shibboleth Single Sign-On to access their accounts with their Andrew IDs. Users will then be able to sync their CMU Box accounts to their OSF accounts and a public landing page for OSF at CMU will showcase public projects from CMU researchers.

Learn more about this powerful tool on the latest blog post on The Intrepid Researcher, then sign up for our upcoming workshop!

Workshop: Getting Started with Open Science Framework
June 28th, 2018
10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio B

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