Applying for LSST DESC Membership or Provisional Membership


The LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration welcomes new applications for Membership. Please see the DESC Membership Policy to check your eligibility: you must have LSST data rights in order to be granted Membership in the DESC.

Apply for DESC Membership

NOTE: You should get a confirmation email from lsst-desc-onboarding [at] as soon as you submit the form. If you do not get one, please contact the Membership Committee at lsst-desc-mc-submit [at]

Full Membership

If you are already a DESC Member and wish to apply for Full Membership (see Membership Policy), please visit the Full Membership Application Confluence page (Members only) and follow the instructions there.

Provisional Membership

LSST DESC also provides a time-limited Provisional Membership, which is meant for individuals who are in the process of obtaining data rights.

Click here for more information about Provisional Membership.

Leaving the DESC

Please indicate that you wish to leave the DESC including your name and affiliation in an email to the Membership Committee lsst-desc-mc-submit [at]