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Data Entry


Whether on the web, through an app, or by email, there are numerous ways to log your measurements into GLOBE's databases. Find an entry method that works best for you or your students and start contributing to a worldwide effort of scientific discovery. 

Learn more about how to enter data with GLOBE.

Important: Due to issues with float demagnetization, GLOBE discourages the use of U-tube thermometers for recording maximum and minimum air temperatures. Instead, we recommend replacing any liquid-filled thermometers with digital models.

Entry Methods


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Log your environmental data directly on the GLOBE website. Your measurements must be collected at defined sites with proper instrumentation and sorted by protocol to maintain data integrity.

Tip: To use this option, you must complete our data protocol training.

GLOBE Data Entry App

Enter data on the go with GLOBE's Data Entry app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. You can enter your data in real-time or offline, and upload your results when you're back in an area with available internet.

Tip: To use this option, you must create a GLOBE account.

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GLOBE Observer App

Designed to supplement measurements from NASA satellites, the GLOBE Program’s app (GLOBE Observer) is your one-stop shop for cataloguing data about sky conditions, mosquito breeding sites, ground cover, and tree height. 

Available for both iOS and Android devices. The app is open to citizen scientists from GLOBE countries around the world.

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Submit your data directly to GLOBE databases by email. Your emails will be processed by a computer program and then uploaded into our systems. Since this is an automated process, make sure you follow the specific formatting for email submissions.

Tip: To use this option, you must use your Organization ID, your Site ID, and the email address associated with your GLOBE account.

GLOBE DataTool

Record your data into a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file and upload the file directly with the GLOBE DataTool. Developed by the University of Cologne, this tool is a great way to upload especially large datasets into our archives. 

Tip: To use this option, measurement sites must already be created at GLOBE.

Training Data Entry

Practice entering data into our repositories before moving on to real-world measurements. Whether you're in a workshop or showing others the data entry process, you can familiarize yourself with our various processes using artificial data. This data isn't intended to be used in our official databases.

Tip: To use this option, you must either be GLOBE certified or be in the process of receiving your certification.

Related Resources

GLOBE Teacher's Guides by Sphere:
Atmosphere | Hydrosphere | Biosphere | Pedosphere (Soil) | Earth as a System

GLOBE-Approved Scientific Instruments