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Open Science Framework (OSF)

Sources for working with Open Science Framework (OSF) project management tool


"When you preregister your research, you're simply specifying your research plan in advance of your study and submitting it to a registry. 

Preregistration separates hypothesis-generating  (exploratory) from hypothesis-testing (confirmatory) research. Both are important. But the same data cannot be used to generate and test a hypothesis, which can happen unintentionally and reduce the credibility of your results. Addressing this problem through planning improves the quality and transparency of your research. This helps you clearly report your study and helps others who may wish to build on it."

OSF Prereg* Template

This is a general registration template that can be used for any purpose.

Review Protocol Registrations

For preregistering systematic reviews and meta-analyses of research

For New Registrations you can select Generalized Systematic Review Registration and use the template within OSF.

Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open Evidence Synthesis (NIROES)

Guidelines for creating and pre-registering your protocol as well as writing your systematic review for non-interventional research.