Website account set up and access

A user account is required to use various features of the website
An account can be created by visiting and entering required information. The following information is requested at the time of registration: username, email address, salutation, first name, middle name, last name, job title, affiliation, about, mailing list subscription, and security question. Once accounts are created, users can login to provide additional information. Account verification can take up to 24-48 hours.
All registered users have a user dashboard which can be accessed after logging in by clicking on your username at the top right or by typing /user at the end of the site’s URL i.e. Once you’ve accessed the login page, you can log in with your account information. We suggest bookmarking the page for quick access. The user dashboard will contain the name, photo and biography of the user. It will also contain all the IPBES roles assigned to the user, groups, form submissions and Policy Support content created by the user.

Register an account

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    Submit the form by clicking on 'create new account'

Networking and subscriptions

Subscribe to the IPBES mailing list to stay updated. Note that you can unsubscribe any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the notifications or by logging in to your profile and unchecking the box below.


To access the IPBES website as an authenticated user you need to log in by either typing the URL in the web address bar or following this link: Enter your username and password and click login
Log in to your account using your unique username and password

Getting your login information

If you don’t remember or can’t find your password you can get a new password by clicking the Request new password button in You will then receive an automated email with a link and further instructions for login.
Reset your password. Further instructions will be sent by email after you click on submit

View and update profile

You need to be logged in to view or update your profile. See previous section on how to log in
Once logged in, you’ll see your most recent content, your profile details, and your profile image.
Click on Edit to check and update all your account information and personal information. You will also get access to additional information about you in the About section as well as your timezone and your profile image. You can also see which Groups you belong to and delete your account by clicking the Cancel account button.
Click on Account to expand and view or quickly change the details of your account including: Your username. The email address linked to your account and how you will be contacted. Your password (you can also request a new password if you’ve lost or forgotten it).
When you’re done adding and editing content on the site, you’ll want to make sure you log out to avoid security risks. Once you log out, you’ll be taken back to the Home page of the site.