OSF Registries Improve Transparency and Rigor of Research

OSF Registries are scholarly repositories built for sharing, searching, and aggregating registrations of research.

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An OSF Registry provides a permanent, transparent, easily accessible repository that enables the archiving, sharing, searching, and aggregating of funded study plans, designs, data, and outcomes. Researchers can create robust, timestamped registrations of research projects, or discover existing registrations on OSF and across connected registries like ClinicalTrials.gov, Research Registry, and more.

A simple workflow yields valuable results

Registering research is as simple as answering a few questions.

The straightforward OSF Registries submission interface guides researchers through an easy workflow. Researchers simply enter responses to questions and upload relevant files. Their responses, files, and metadata are archived into a timestamped, immutable registration. OSF Registries offers various registration templates, enabling researchers to register according to their discipline, study design, or stage in research.

Registration templates include preregistration, the act of registering a research plan before a study is conducted. Preregistration increases transparency and improves the quality of research through better planning and by drawing clearer distinctions between confirmed findings and unexpected discoveries. Learn more about the benefits of preregistration and its long-term yields at cos.io/prereg.

An OSF Registry puts all of your researchers' registrations in one place



Create findable resources with DOIs and rich metadata fields. OSF Registrations ensure research is shared FAIRly, and assists with open policy compliance. Browse existing OSF Registry members.

Privacy control and accessibility

Privacy control and accessibility

Make studies public immediately or set an embargo for up to 4 years. OSF Registries makes it easy to view and access your registrations at any time from one convenient landing page.

Project workspace

Project workspace

Manage your research after preregistering. Upload data, code, and other materials related to your work, then share your preprint when you’ve finished. Learn more about managing your workflow with osf.io and OSF Preprints.

Contributor management

Contributor management

Give your team access when and how they need it. Flexible permissions allow contributor participation across multiple project levels.

OSF Registries

You set the standards. We’ve built the infrastructure.

Registries are customized to meet the standards set by the stakeholders in your community. 

View and enable open policy compliance

Track outputs and provide an interface where your researchers can quickly adopt the rigorous workflows required by your open policies.

Gather open research outputs

Provide a community repository for exploring open data, preregistrations, and other transparent materials in your field.

Demonstrate rigor and transparency

Cultivate new norms for open sharing and collaboration among your community.

Registry Moderation

Empowering communities to improve research rigor.

Moderation set up support

Your community designs the moderation policies, we provide a pre-acceptance moderation workflow and allow you to manage your team of moderators.

Moderation dashboard

Moderators can quickly care for pending submissions in the registry moderator dashboard or follow the status of actions taken on submitted content.

Moderation workflow

An intuitive moderator interface and workflows allow your registry moderators to efficiently accept, reject, or withdraw submissions according to the criteria established in your moderation policies.

OSF Registries Pricing


Basic Annual Membership


*$5,000 discounted pricing is applied until registry moderation, logic forms functionality, and outcome reporting are made available.


 submission, registration overview



Additional services


Dedicated Project Manager



not included

Public, Branded OSF Registry Page


Openness and Reproducibility Training 

see pricing 

OSF 101 Training 

offered publicly

Custom templates


Template update


Custom domain


Bulk Upload



Node cap: 5 GB for private nodes, 50 GB for public nodes

Establish a registry for your research community to facilitate greater rigor, transparency, and discoverability. Contact us for more information about setting up an OSF Registry.