The steps below aim to guide individual, public users to create a free CN account. If your institution licenses CN, you don't need to create a public account for yourself. Your institution should have set up an institution account for you. Check with your institution or email email@example.com if you need assistance.
STEP1: Go to thecn.com. (We suggest you always visit the CN using Google Chrome, FireFox or Safari. Remember to keep your web browser updated). Click the blue “Sign up” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page or in the middle of the screen.
STEP2: Fill out the sign-up form. We recommend you use your school email if you have one.
Note: You may use the sign up/in with Facebook, LinkedIn or Google option.
STEP3: Check your email inbox for the activation email titled "Please verify your email address". It may be in your Junk or Updates folder depending on your email settings. Click on the activation link within the email.
STEP4: Complete the account activation form.
STEP5: Now, you have activated your CN account. Please make note of your CN# and the password you created. You will always need them to log into the system in the future!
Click the green Got It button to go to CN.
Congratulations! You are now a member of CN. Check the Welcome email from CN to access a variety of help materials we've prepared for you. If you have any CN related questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy your learning experience on this academic social networking platform!