Want to join the ODP? It’s easy! Just drop an email to project lead Andy Farke (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll sign you up! Then get the files and start entering data! That’s all it takes. Seriously. We do recommend you read the FAQs and other relevant portions of this site, so you know what exactly you’re getting into.
Once you have entered data, your name will appear on the contributors list (and you will be eligible for authorship on the resulting paper!). Congratulations – you’re now an official member of the ODP.