Open Science Framework for Washington University

Announcing: WUSTL branded Open Science Framework (WUSTL OSF):

Open Science Framework is one option available to assist researchers in research management and sharing. Currently, there are over 100 WU-affiliated researchers using the OSF. Each current user will be receiving an email inviting them to affiliate themselves and their projects with the WUSTL branded Open Science Framework (WUSTL OSF). New users may select “Sign Up” > select “Login through your Institution” > select Washington University in St Louis from the list of available institutions > and login with WUSTL Key.

Your subject librarian will welcome your questions!

More about Open Science Framework:

Open Science Framework, “a scholarly commons to connect the entire research cycle,” is a free and open source project management tool which facilitates faculty, graduate student, and researcher collaborations across all disciplines (humanities, social sciences, medicine, and natural sciences). Despite the name, a quick search of projects or preprints will yield history, architecture and many other examples of humanists and social scientists using this site. As a collaboration tool, the OSF helps scholars work on projects privately with a limited number of collaborators and make parts of or all of their projects publicly accessible. As a workflow system, the OSF enables connections to the many services scholars already use (such as box, github, zotero, dmptool, and more). To learn more about the features of the OSF check out their website; it features a nice image of some current workflow and storage integrations:

Image: CC-BY
OSF is developed and maintained by the Center for Open Science.

Still trying to imagine how you might use this tool? You may find this recent blog post inspirational: Using the Open Science Framework to share files, for Science, by C. Titus Brown.

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: Phone: 314-935-4819