Setting up an OSF Data Component
OverviewExercises: 13 minObjectives
Have an OSF project component ready to house the data
We’ll be using the test subdomain of the OSF because we’re testing things.
We’ll be creating a new project on the Open Science Framework and adding a component which will house the data we upload.
- Open test.osf.io in your browser and log in
- Click ‘Create new project’ Then fill in the form: Then click ‘Go to project’
- Create a new project component.
This component will house the data.
Fill in the form, making sure you select the location as
Germany - Frankfurt.
- Navigate to the new component and give it an open license. CC-BY 4.0 is a good license to use - people are free to reuse the contents provided that they acknowledge that they got it from you. Now we have provided a license, let’s make this component public. Click ‘Make Public’
- Make a note of the component’s id - we’ll need that later. You can find the id in the browser’s address bar; it’s the part that’s highlighted in the screenshot below.
You’re now all set up with an OSF project which has a special component ready to hold all the raw data.
DOIs and data citations
You can create a DOI for your data to make it easy to cite. This is as simple as clicking the ‘Create DOI’ button and then confirming your choice.
We use the test subdomain of the OSF because we’re testing things
Make a note of the data component’s id - we’ll need that later!