Be a GLOBE Scientist

Become a GISN Member Today!

GLOBE Scientist and Partner Dr. Kevin Czajkowski coaches a student on taking surface temperature measurements

Open only to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professionals. If you are interested in joining GLOBE as a citizen scientist, learn more on the GLOBE Observer page.

Being a part of the GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN) means that you will connect with an international network of STEM professionals who work with GLOBE students around the world conducting science. The purpose of the network is to connect students, teachers, and STEM professionals, and to promote collaborations that are focused on understanding the Earth as a system.

In order to be a member of the GISN, you must reside and/or be employed in a GLOBE country and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master's or Ph.D. in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field

  • Be working toward a Ph.D. in a STEM field

  • Hold a B.S. in a STEM field, plus at least five years experience working in a STEM field

  • Early Career STEM Professionals are a sub-group of the GISN and are upper-level undergraduate or master's students pursuing a degree in a STEM field, or a recent graduate working in a STEM field but have less than five years of professional experience

To apply:

For people who are new to GLOBE:

  • Create a GLOBE Account here:
  • Complete an eTraining on at least one protocol
    • Before you complete an eTraining on a particular protocol, you must first complete the Introduction to GLOBE and the Introduction to the sphere assessments
    • Additional information of eTraining requirements can be found here
  • After completing the eTraining, change the name on your profile to your name
    • When you create an account, you will be assigned the default name of "Citizen Scientist" but you will need to change your name in order to proceed
  • Fill out the application using the form below to join the GISN
    • The "New GISN Member Form" button will appear on this page after you have completed setting up your account

For people who already have a GLOBE Account:

  • Fill out the application using the form below to join the GISN
    • The "New GISN Member Form" button will appear on this page if you have completed setting up your account


If you are unsure if your experience qualifies you for the GISN, you may email your CV to for a "courtesy review" before creating an account and applying to the GISN.


The form to apply to be part of the GISN requests you upload your CV and a short paragraph (250 words) describing how you would participate in The GLOBE Program. Once the request is received, the CV is reviewed and results about your membership status in the GISN will be sent within three business days. A copy of this will also be copied to your country coordinator to introduce you and to help ensure your active participation in the program. You can find out who your country coordinator is by looking it up here.

  • If you are accepted into the network, some of the information you provide on the form may appear on the GISN Members Regional pages.

If you have any questions, email us at

GISN Application Form