Welcome to the Open Science Framework at Oxford website

This site is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support and information about the Open Science Framework (OSF).

Use this site to find out how to register for the OSF, affiliate your project to Oxford University and troubleshoot any issues.

What is the Open Science Framework?

The Open Science Framework (OSF) offers a complete platform for managing your research, from planning through to publication. The University of Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division and the Bodleian Libraries are piloting the use of OSF. This is now open to members of all divisions and departments across the University. You can access OSF using your Oxford SSO credentials.

The Open Science Framework is developed and maintained by the Centre for Open Science, a not for profit company based in the US. It is an open-source research management framework to support open research practices.

OSF connects existing research support services into a research workflow. It also provides discovery tools to help find materials for research and integrate them. It is integrated with a range of research support services, including ORCID, CrossRef, DataCite, GitHub, Zotero, and Mendeley. You can see, select, and manage integrated services from the OSF dashboard.

OSF has workflows to support pre-registration of studies and pre-print creation. There are tools to support other project-related activities, such as conferences or workshops.