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Open Science Framework

The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free and open source web application built by the Center for Open Science that provides all researchers with a mechanism to organize, collaborate, share, and store components of their research projects. Features of the OSF include:

OSF is designed to function with your workflow and to facilitate sharing at any point in the research process, either privately among your peers, or publicly with a persistent identifier and a citation.


MIT affiliates can now sign into OSF with your MIT credentials here (Choose “login” and then select “login through your institution”). Use this OSF for MIT portal to affiliate your public projects with MIT, view public projects with which others at MIT are involved, and make serendipitous connections for future collaborations.


If you would like assistance using OSF for MIT or need help determining if OSF will meet your needs, contact Data Management Services at