Find and Join HydroShare Groups

Groups facilitate collaboration in HydroShare by sharing public or private resources with the members of the group. To find and join a group:

  1. Sign in to your HydroShare user account
  2. Click on COLLABORATE at the top of the page. On this page you will be able to navigate to either Groups or Communities. To proceed with finding a group, click on the word “GROUPS”.

creencapture, Subheader says "Collaborate". Below the subheader there are two icons. Below the top icon is the word"Groups". Below the bottom Icon is the word "communities". Groups is circled. To the left of groups is a paragraph that says "Groups allow research teams to share Private resources among members. These are often themed around a concept or event. Access and permissions to Resources are administered by designated individuals in each Group." to the left of Communities is a paragraph that says "Communities are designed for Groups to share resources more seamlessly, fostering public data sharing and open access. Current examples of Communities include collaborations between large research networks and collections of universities."

  1. Click on Find Groups if it is not already selected.
  2. On this page, you can view all groups within HydroShare (Find Groups) or the groups of which you are a member (My Groups), as well as create new groups.

Screencapture, at the top there are two white text options, "Find groups" and "My Groups". In this screencapture "Find Groups" is selected, and below there is a subheader that says "Find Groups" above a button that says "Create Groups" and a free text search box that contains the words "Search by group name".


  1. Search for specific groups by typing keywords or a group name in the search bar, or browse by scrolling.
  2. Click on the title of the group and read through the overview
  3. To request membership, click on Ask to Join.

Screencapture, two tabs one says "resources" the other says "Members". Resources is selected. below it says "you are not a member of this group" along with a button that says "Ask to Join"

Want to Create a Group?

  1. Click on Create Group at the top of the COLLABORATE page
  2. Give your group a name, a description, and select a privacy level.
  3. Once you have created a group, you can share resources with your group and invite members to your group. You will also receive notifications for group membership requests.

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