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Survival skills: File storage and collaboration with OSF

OSF helps you store, organize, document, and share your research projects, data, and files. OSF is useful to scholars from all disciplines and all levels: students, instructors, PIs. Access all your files Connect files from various platforms (like Google Drive, Dropbox, and GitHub) so that all are accessible from a single, central web platform with flexible privacy options and permanent digital identifiers (DOIs) available for journal submissions or compliance with data management plans (DMP). Record details of your project such as methods, data sources, and citations and preserve drafts of your files for user-friendly version control.

After this workshop, you should

  • Understand how to use this free, reliable non-profit service for collaboration, storage, and DOIs
  • Have an OSF profile and project started and ready to use

This workshop is for beginners. Please bring a computer or tablet able to access a web browser. Workshop curriculum is available at https://osf.io/4ub7m/.


This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format, both in person and on Zoom. This workshop is typically offered once per semester and can also be scheduled on request.  Automatic captioning will be provided via Zoom. The curriculum is freely available online at: https://osf.io/4ub7m/. We have no scheduled breaks during this one-hour workshop. Gendered/family restrooms are available on the same floor. Food and drinks are not provided but Bizzell Memorial Library has a coffee shop on LL1 (hours may vary) and vending machines on LL1, in the hall east of LL118 (the community room).  Water fountains are available on all floors. For additional accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact the workshop instructor or .

Questions? Contact Claire Curry, cmcurry@ou.edu.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Friday, February 17, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm
LL 123 Classroom, Virtual
Bizzell Memorial Library
Research Workshops—OU Libraries
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