The contributors mean collaborators who work on a project, components. You can set the users who can access and work on a project or the each user’s level of browsing rights.
You can also assign different permissions to contributors for each component of a project.
Adding Contributors to a Project
By holding down ‘Contributors’ in the navigation bar at the top of a project’s main screen, it will take you to the contributor management screen.
The contributor management screen displays the permissions and bibliographic status of each contributor to a project or component.
By clicking the green ‘+Add’ button at the top of the page, the ‘Add Contributor’ modal screen will appear.
In the search box, enter the name of the contributor you wish to search, and hold down the ‘Search’ button. You can only search by names, and can not search by email addresses.
Adding OSF Unregistered Users as Contributors
Those who do not hold an OSF account will not be displayed on the search results page.
In order to add an OSF unregistered user as a contributor, hold down the link ‘Add as an Unregistered Contributor’ at the bottom of the search box.
The name of the OSF unregistered user will be added to the ‘Adding’ section on the ‘Add Contributors’ modal window.
Select the bibliographic status and permissions, and hold down the ‘Add’ button for registration.
An email notification will be sent to the registered person. The email message contains the link to request an OSF account.
Adding OSF Registered Users as Contributors
If the user you wish to register as a contributor already has an OSF account, the user name will be displayed on the search results on the modal window.
By clicking the green ‘+’ button to the left of the user’s name to be added, the account will be added to the ‘Adding’ section on the modal window.
Select the bibliographic status and permissions, and hold down the green ‘Add’ button; the user will be added to the project as a contributor.
Adding Contributors to Components
If a project has components, the blue ‘Next’ button will be displayed on the ‘Add Contributors’ modal window.
By holding down the ‘Next’ button, the ‘Select Components’ modal window will appear.
Select the component to which you wish to add contributors. In order to add contributors, you need to be the administrator of the component.
By holding down the green ‘Add’ button on the modal window, contributors will be added to the component.