Open Science Framework

Use OSF to collaborate, manage, and share your documents, datasets, and research projects.

What is OSF?

Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free and open-source project management tool that makes it easy to collaborate throughout a project's lifecycle.

With OSF you can manage, store, and share documents, datasets, and other information. You can also publish your work to share it with a wider audience.

Log in to OSF



Getting Started

  • To log in, select Harvard University from the drop down menu.
  • When prompted, enter your HarvardKey credentials.
  • If you're new to OSF, a new account will be created for you.
  • If you already have an OSF account and wish to affiliate your research with Harvard, please read this help guide detailing how to merge your accounts. Or, add an alternate email address to your existing account.


Things to Know

  • Built-in project management tools support all stages of coursework, research, and other scholarly projects.
  • You can upload anything — datasets, documents, slides, readings, syllabi, datasets, codebases — and create unique identifiers for each.
  • Easy-to-use dashboard allows you to manage settings like version control, public/private sharing, and 3rd party integrations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues around the world, whether or not they are at Harvard, and access your research after you leave.
  • OSF is recognized by major funding bodies (e.g., NIH, NSF, etc.) as a data repository for DMPs (data management plans). 

Example Projects

      Need Help?

      Check out the OSF Support page for questions about getting started, account and security, add-ons and API integrations, FAQs, and more.