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Research Guides@Tufts

Research Data Management @ Tufts

What is the Open Science Framework?

The Open Science Framework (OSF), a product of the Center for Open Science (COS), is an online research collaboration platform that allows you to bring together your files that are stored in Box, AWS, GitHub, and more. Access to your OSF space can be granted to partners inside and outside of Tufts, and when you are done you can publish your work to the web. 

Tufts Institutional OSF allows you to sign in to OSF with your Tufts credentials and to affiliate your projects with Tufts University. Your projects will show up on the Tufts page.

OSF Terms of Use

Related Tufts Policies

When using the Tufts Box service, users must comply with the university’s Business Conduct Policy, the Information Stewardship Policy, and all other applicable Tufts policies. This Guideline supports—and does not supersede—the Tufts Enterprise Box Terms of Service, the Business Conduct Policy, the Information Stewardship Policy, and all other applicable Tufts guidelines and policies.

Responsibility

As provided in the Information Stewardship Policy and the Tufts Cloud Computing Services Policy, users are required to responsibly and securely maintain and use institutional data that they store on the OSF and any services that are integrated with it like the Tufts Box service, sync onto any device or share through the service.

Prohibited Uses of OSF

OSF is not to be used for ANY sensitive data, including anything that falls under FERPA, HIPAA, or other categories of personally identifiable information or electronic personal health information.

It is also not to be used for any institutional data.