GLOBE Teams

Having a lot of fun collecting GLOBE data?

Why not create or join a team of citizen scientists who share your enthusiasm?

Inspire your family, club, troop, class, team, or organization’s interest in citizen science by creating a GLOBE team. Anyone can set up a GLOBE team, and the possibilities for collaboration are endless!

When you set up a GLOBE team, you will be able to see how many people are on your team and how many observations the team has made for each GLOBE Observer protocol.

Set up a data collecting competition; coordinate a citizen science effort; support an educational or corporate initiative; or simply enable a group of friends or neighbors to work together. 
 
 
 

GLOBE Team is a group of citizen scientists working together as an organization. Teams can be used to set up a competition, coordinate a community’s citizen science efforts, support an educational or corporate initiative, or simply enable a group of people to work together. Teams may include GLOBE schools and GLOBE Observer volunteer scientists. Anyone can form or join a GLOBE team.

Teams can be open or private. Anyone can join an open team. The team manager must invite participants to join a private team.

Every team has a team page on the GLOBE website. To see your team’s page, go to GLOBE Teams, then select “Join a Team.” You can search for your team’s name or scroll through the list. Click on your team’s name.

The team page includes a summary of how many members are on the team, how much data the team has collected, and links to the data collected. Your email address will not be shown on the team page, but it will be visible to the team manager.

Teams for Individuals

A team is a good way for a group of individuals to work together for a common end. You may want to collect data as an extended family to support a student working on a science project or as members of a community concerned about a particular issue such as mosquito habitats or land cover change. 

Teams for Informal Educators

The team tool can be used to track engagement or participation in your programs. You will be able to see how many people join the team, and how many use GLOBE Observer to make observations. You can create teams to manage a competition. Teams could be part of a corporate initiative or a volunteer program to foster environmental data collection focused on a particular communities needs. Please contact us if you have questions about teams.

Teams for Schools

Want your students or their families to contribute data measurements to your GLOBE School? You can invite people to join your school team using your school's private referral code.

Login to the GLOBE website and go to your school page. You will see a referral code which you can give to anyone you’d like (only you can see the referral code – it’s hidden from everyone else).  Tell students, family or friends to enter the referral code when they first create their GLOBE Observer account….or, if they already have a GLOBE Observer account, tell them to login to GLOBE, navigate to your school page, click the “Join” button and enter your school’s referral code.

From that time on, any data they enter with GLOBE Observer will be added to your school’s measurements!

Teachers can also use GLOBE Student accounts (available on your MyPage) which can be used to login to GLOBE Observer and enter data for your school.

Join a team on the GLOBE Observer App

  1. Click on the gray bar or gear icon along the top of the app to open the settings page
  2. Select “Find a GLOBE Team”
  3. A complete list of GLOBE teams will appear. You may search for a name by typing in the Team Name field or narrow the team list to a particular country and open or private teams. Click Apply Filter once you’ve entered your search terms. To learn more about a team, simply tap on the team name to see the team page
  4. Select the team you want to join, the tap “join.”
  5. If the team is open, you will immediately be joined to the team. If it is private, you will be prompted to enter the referral code provided to you by the team manager before you are added to the team.

 

Join a team on the GLOBE website:

  1. Sign in to the GLOBE website using your GLOBE Observer user name and password
  2. Go to the GLOBE Teams page
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Join a GLOBE Team.” 
  4. A complete list of GLOBE teams will appear. You may search for a name by selecting “filter,” and then typing in the Team Name field or narrow the team list to a particular country and open or private teams. Click Apply Filter once you’ve entered your search terms.
  5. Click on the team name to go to the team page. Click “Join Team” in the upper right corner of the screen
  6. If the team is open, you will immediately be joined to the team. If it is private, you will be prompted to enter the referral code provided to you by the team manager before you are added to the team.

 

You may join as many teams as you like. All of the data you collect will be counted in the total for every team you are on. To see which teams you are on, login to the GLOBE website. Click on “Go to” in the top white bar. You will see a list of My Organizations that will include the teams you have joined.

To leave a GLOBE team, log in to the GLOBE website. Click on “Go to” in the top white bar. You will see a list of My Organizations that will include the teams you have joined. Select the team you want to leave. The team page will load. Select “leave team” from the top right corner of the page.

Anyone can create a GLOBE team, and you can create and manage as many teams as you like. To create a team in the GLOBE Observer app:

  1. Click on the gray bar or gear icon along the top of the app to open the settings page
  2. Select Create a GLOBE Team
  3. Enter a team name in English. All team names are screened. If potentially offensive terms are used, the team name will be rejected. Please try again with a different name.
  4. Select your country and, if you choose, your city and zip code. This information will be public on the GLOBE Teams page.
  5. You will receive an email confirming that you successfully created a team.  Your confirmation email will include information about how to manage your team

To create a team on the GLOBE website:

  1. Sign in to the GLOBE website using your GLOBE Member or GLOBE Observer user name and password
  2. Go to the GLOBE Teams page
  3. Click "Create a GLOBE Team"
  4. Enter a team name in English. All team names are screened. If potentially offensive terms are used, the team name will be rejected. Please try again with a different name.
  5. Select your country and, if you choose, your city and zip code. This information will be public on the GLOBE Teams page.
  6. You will receive an email confirming that you successfully created a team.  Your confirmation email will include information about how to manage your team.

You can only manage a team you created. To manage your team, log in to the GLOBE website. Click on “Go to” in the top white bar. You will see a list of My Organizations that will include the team you manage. Select the team. You should see an option to manage the team in the upper left corner of the team page. When you click manage team, a dialogue box will open that contains all of the options for managing your team.

Under the Info tab, you can change your team name or location. You can also deactivate the team.

Under the Organization Type,  you can make the team private, public, or closed. Your team will be set up as a private team unless you change it. A closed team does not allow new members to join, so only select this option if you don’t intend to expand your team.

Under the Members tab, you can see who had joined your team. You can remove people from your team (select the trash can icon), and you can pass control of the team to another member of the team. If you select “contact,” that email address will be visible on the team page as a point of contact for the team.

To invite people to join a private team, the team manager must provide the team’s referral code. Log in to the GLOBE website. Click on “Go to” in the top white bar. You will see a list of My Organizations that will include the team you manage. Select the team. The team’s referral code will be below the team name. Provide that code to anyone you wish to invite to join your team.