iNaturalist Network Membership Application
This form should be completed by any organization that wishes to join the international iNaturalist Network. You can read more about the Network here: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/network

Any questions about the iNaturalist Network or application should be directed to carrie at iNaturalist.org.

Email address *
Lead organization name
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Name of individual submitting the application
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iNaturalist username
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Country
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Type of organization
Collaborating organizations
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Please indicate other individuals who would require site admin status necessary to assist with the operation of your network site, including their name, username, title, affiliation, and justification for their involvement. Note that these individuals must be highly trusted because they will have access to sensitive information.
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Which language(s) are required for successful operation in your country?
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At least 75% translation of the site and mobile apps is required before application submission. In the process of doing the translations, did you encounter any errors in translation that require additional technical work for proper translation?
If yes, how do you propose to make the necessary changes before releasing a network site for your country?
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Please explain how your organization has worked with iNaturalist in the past. Include links as appropriate to illustrate your activities.
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Please explain why your organization would like to become a member of the iNaturalist Network, and include how it will help improve participation in your country.
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How will your organization use protected coordinates? If it will be shared outside your organization, with whom, under what conditions, and for what purpose(s)?
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How will you ensure the security of user email addresses and protected coordinates (both for protected species as well as user privacy)?
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How many individuals and FTEs (Full Time Equivalents) will be dedicated to supporting your organization’s involvement?
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What work, if any, do you plan to do with official boundaries in your country, such as municipalities and parks? Who will take the lead and on what timeline do you expect to complete it? (If existing boundaries in iNaturalist are sufficient, this is not necessary)
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How do you plan to assess and maintain national (and subnational, if appropriate) conservation statuses? Who will take the lead and on what timeline do you expect to complete a first pass?
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How do you plan to assess and maintain national species checklists and native/introduced statuses for taxa in your county, if necessary? What are your priority taxa or areas, who will take the lead and on what timeline do you expect to complete a first pass?
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How do you plan to add/improve common names for taxa, if desired? What are your priority taxa or areas, who will take the lead, and on what timeline do you expect to complete an initial pass?
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How do you plan to provide support to users in your country who have questions about how to use the website or mobile apps?
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How else do you plan to improve iNaturalist participation in your country? What strategic partnerships do you already have, and which are you looking to cultivate?
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Do you have a target date by which you would like the network site to be operational? If so, please share the date and explain.
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This organization has the ability to register a domain name and obtain and maintain a SSL certificate for it.
I have read and reviewed the Terms of Service and that my organization can manage a network site under such terms.
I have read and reviewed the Privacy Policy and my organization can manage a network site under such terms.
I have read and reviewed the community guidelines and my organization can operate under a network site with such terms. Furthermore, we agree that individuals with site admin status will uphold the community terms in an exemplary manner.
Please send letters of support from collaborating organizations, especially highlighting their areas of strength and unique contributions to the plans outlined above to carrie at inaturalist.org
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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