1. Who can become a member of the Website? Any member of a DR K-12 project can join the site. Principal Investigators are automatically registered and do not need to create a new account. All other project staff (Co-PIs, evaluators, RAs, Educators, etc.) may become a member of the site by clicking, "Login" on the homepage, “Create a new account”, and filling in the appropriate fields.

2. What is my username?  Typically (if you were preregistered), your username is your first and last name.  For ex. “Jane Doe”.

3. Should I become a member of the website? You should only become a member of the site if you are on a DR K-12 project. As a member, you are able to manage your project(s), add and sign up for events, and more.

4. How do I add a member to my project? People can only be added to projects if they are a member of the site (this is for security purposes). See our first FAQ for more information on how to become a member of the site. If a person is already a member of the site, simply go to your project’s page (Click “Projects” in My CADRE menu, and select the project to go to the project page), scroll to the bottom of the page to the Project Members section and click “add members.” Type their name in the right box, click the blue arrow until the name is in the left box and click “Add users.” See help text if you are still confused.

5. How does the search work? Use the “Search this site” option at the top of the page. This search operates like a google search. Both the general site search and Project Smart search can be found in the top right corner of each page.

6.What is your profile? Your profile is a chance to tell other researchers and educators a little bit about yourself.There is a place to provide a bio, your contact information, what organization(s) you work with, etc. You may make your contact information available to the public. By default it is only available to other members, who are all part of the NSF DR K-12 community.

7. How can I get in touch with CADRE or NSF? See the contact us page for CADRE’s email address. Or visit the NSF & DR K-12 web page for NSF contact information.

8. Why would I want to get in touch with CADRE team? Think of the CADRE team as facilitators. We’re here to answer questions and to offer you project support. Have a research question and want to meet someone else facing a similar problem?  Want to start a group or arrange a meeting to discuss education issues (for ex. technology in the classroom or new common core standards in science, among others)? You can contact the CADRE leadership team through our website and we will help you connect with other researchers or experts. 

9. How do I update my online profile and project information? Login at http://www.cadrek12.org/user. Your username is typically your first name and last name (for ex. John Doe). If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it here.

  • Update your profile: go to your profile page, click the edit tab, then click the Member Profile button to access the profile information visible on the site.
  • Update your project information: go to your project page and click the edit tab to revise your project information.
  • To upload a resource: go to http://cadrek12.org/node/add/resource, and fill out the form (important: to affiliate the resource to your project, click the “Project or Group Affiliation” link at the bottom of the form and select your project).

Alternatively, you are welcome to send any updates to cadre@edc.org and we can make these changes for you.



1. How do you know what keywords are associated with your project? After logging in, go to your project page(s). The keywords are listed at the top of the page under the title. We encourage all PIs to update their keywords (click the edit tab to edit your project information).


2. What are my projects? Your affiliated projects should appear on your profile page.


3. Why should I join a project? Joining a project shows that you are working on that project, it ensures that your project affiliations are accurate and it allows you to contribute to or edit that project’s profile.


4. What does it mean to be a project administrator? As project administrator, you are the owner and administrator of the project.  You can assign member titles (project roles), add members manually and remove members through the Manage Group Membership. You can also approve someone becoming a member to your project. In addition you can edit your project page information, including keywords. Note: A project can have multiple administrators.