Create an account

How to Register for CoG

*** Don’t create an account unless you plan to join a project or download data from ESGF ***

  • Many projects are public, and can be viewed without creating an account.

  • An account will allow you to join a project and edit that project’s wiki pages.

  • An account is required to download data from an ESGF node.

  • You do not need to join the CoG project, which is also hosted on CoG.

Step 1: Create Account

Figure 1: Screenshot of the upper section of the CoG page with the “Create Account” link.

Step 2: Fill in the User Profile (Figure 2)

  • Items in bold are mandatory.

  • Interest keywords, photo, and institution will show up on a project’s People listing (see example).

Figure 2: Screenshot of the user profile page.

Step 3: Join or Create a project

To join a project or create a project, you must first have an account (step 1).

a) Join an existing project

  • Navigate to the project you are interested in. The project owner may send you the URL in an email, or you can use the Project Browser to view a list of projects.

  • Click the “Join the X project” in the upper right corner of the project page (Figure 3).

  • Wait for approval. Only project administrators can approve new members.

Figure 3: Screenshot of the upper corner of CoG (when a user is logged in) showing the join a project link.

b) Create a project

  • There is a separate tutorial on how to create a project.