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Your collaboration identity

Critical to the use of computing resources within IGWN is acquiring, and managing, a collaboration identity. This identity will uniquely define your membership in the collaboration, and will be used to assign privileges to you, including access to computing resources such as wikis and documents.

Obtaining a collaboration identity


Work in progress

This section is incomplete, we welcome contributions to complete this.


In LIGO (the LSC and the LIGO Lab), all members are assigned a unique 'LIGO.ORG' identity that is used across all LIGO-operated computing services. To register for a LIGO account, go to and complete the relevant form.


For Virgo members, the identity from your home institution is used for authorisation and access management, please contact your group leader for detailed information.