What are Staff, Curators and Site Admins?

Modified on Fri, 2 Feb at 1:18 PM

iNat Staff are the people who run the site. They have direct access to the underlying code and the database, and they can change anything on the site. You can read more about the staff members here.


Site Curators are iNat users who volunteer to help keep our taxonomic data up to date and help deal with other issues. This is not the same thing as a project curator. If you are interested in becoming a curator, read through the iNaturalist Curator Guide in full then fill out the Curator Application. In order to apply to be a site curator you must have had an account for 60 days or more, have added 100 improving identifications to anyone's observations, including your own, and have made at least five flags. More info about curators and their roles can be found in the Curator Guide.


The fact that someone is a Curator does not necessarily mean they have taxonomic or identification expertise.


Site Admins help administer national nodes in the iNaturalist Network, including how those nodes are configured etc.

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