COS builds open source infrastructure to support our mission of transparency, openness and reproducibility.
The OSF code is open source, and fully visible to the community to view its continual development, contribute code and ideas to enhance functionality, and have peace of mind and security in knowing they will never be locked-in. See our development in action.
The transparency a researcher can demonstrate by using OSF to collaborate, manage and share their research is one facet; using open source infrastructure to provide security to the researcher and consumers is another. Open source code often has added benefits by its very nature which make it more reliable and secure due to the increased review. The long term viability of open source tools is also higher because of the supportive community and the ability to meet demands for transparency giving freedom from proprietary solutions and vendor rights to research data and outcomes.