Open Science Framework: A hands-on tutorial

Professional skills courses

Workshop information

ECTS: n/a
Number of sessions: 1
Hours per session: 1.5
Course fee: n/a

  • available for both members and non-members (precedence for members)
  • consult our enrolment policy for more information


Telephone: +31 (0)10 4082607 (Graduate School)

This workshop will take place online.

December 1 (Tuesday) 2020


Many published findings in the social sciences and humanities are difficult to replicate. To counteract this phenomenon, an increasing number of funding agencies and journals encourage or require the publication of data, materials, and analysis scripts associated with each publication. Consequently, researchers are turning to comprehensive services that facilitate collaborative workflow with colleagues and evaluators. One of the most popular is the Open Science Framework (OSF), a free online platform developed by the non-profit organization Center for Open Science. The OSF allows researchers to manage, document, and share all the products of their workflow, from the preregistration of the initial idea to the preprint of the final report.

Aims and working method

This hands-on workshop is aimed at researchers from all disciplines and career stages who wish to learn how to use the OSF for their own work. We will go through some of the functionalities offered by this service, including:

- set up a project

- invite other contributors

- add components

- fill out the wiki

- upload files directly or by connecting an external cloud service

- make the project public

Materials and preparation

For this workshop you will need:

  • laptop/desktop computer
  • internet connection
  • an active OSF account (see registration page).


About the instructor

Dr. Antonio Schettino has a background in experimental psychology and cognitive and affective electrophysiology. He has experience in transparent and open science practices at every stage of the research cycle: preregistration of the initial idea; public sharing of data, materials, and analysis protocols; preprints; and publication in peer-reviewed open access journals.

As Coordinator of the Open Science Community Rotterdam (Erasmus Research Services), he facilitates communications between members of the community, organises events and workshops, communicates such activities on social media, and personally supports individual researchers and research groups with day-to-day activities related to open science.