The openLVEM collaboration is open to anyone who wants to receive email and other notifications about LIGO-Virgo gravitational wave events. The registration process is quite straightforward and there is no approval step needed. If you encounter any problems or questions during enrollment or with your gw-astronomy account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (even if you see other help-desk email addresses, please start with this one for help).
Once you are logged in, you will see the enrollment form for openLVEM. There is only one enrollment option for openLVEM. There are only three required fields, First Name, Last Name and Email. Your name will be automatically taken from your login. If you wish to have it changed, you will need to send an email to email@example.com. The only peice of information you need to provide is the email address at which you wish to receive emails from the OpenLVEM forum. Once you have provided it, click the SUBMIT button on the bottom right.
After you submit your application, you will be sent an email confirming your address. Click the link to the URL provided to confirm your email address. A page will open in your browser and your openLVEM account will be provisioned. This may take several seconds. When the process is complete, you will see the Petition Confirmed message as shown below. You will be asked to Login to complete the process. While this is not strictly necessary, it is a good idea to click the LOGIN button anyway.
You may login to see your collaborations (openLVEM and any others you had previously enrolled for at gw-astronomy.org), but there is nothing else to be done here. Your are automatically subscribed to the notification mailing list.