Start a Project with OSG Connect


Projects in OSG are the means by which work by individual research groups is organized, resources granted access, and usage accounted for. We use OSG Connect Projects to organize science work. Projects allow access to resources and provide accounting. Below is the process by which principal investigators or their delegates create and manage projects within OSG Connect.


To start a project in OSG Connect, visit You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Email Address
  • Project Name
  • Short Project Name
  • Field of Science
  • Field of Science (if Other)
  • PI Name
  • PI Email
  • PI Organization
  • PI Department
  • Project Contact
  • Project Contact Email
  • Telephone Number
  • Project Description

OSG Connect administrative staff will review and create the project in the system. Within the OSG Connect Portal, all OSG Connect science projects are subgroups of the osg group. The naming convention is: osg.projectname. Projectname is typically a mix of upper case and lower case with no spaces or punctuation (except for hyphens). It derives from the short name that you submit in your application form.

Project Membership

The project's principal investigator, or his/her delegate, is responsible for project membership. We will consult the PI or contact for group membership request approvals. The PI may also be assigned an "Administrator" role of the subgroup, and can invite OSG Connect members to the group directly. Contact us if this interests you.

ProjectName in HTCondor Jobs

The job submission on OSG Connect requires a project. Either you define the keyword +ProjectName for each job or you set the default project.

In your HTCondor job submit file, include the following directive convention:


To set the default project, type

$ connect project

and select a project. After the selection of default project, it is okay to omit the "+Projectname" description in the job description file.

Accounting Name

The project's resource usage appears in the OSG accounting system, GRACC.


This page was updated on Jun 18, 2019 at 18:00 from start/account/