Submitting a Methodology

A lot can go into writing a new methodology and it might seem like an overwhelming process, but we’re here to help! The Regen Registry recognizes the great work of other Registry Programs. Prior to developing a methodology, take a look to see if there is a similar methodology that is already approved on our program or other accepted programs either from our Methodology Library or from our list of approved third party programs:
  • Gold Standard
  • American Carbon Registry
  • Climate Action Reserve
  • Australian Emission Reduction Fund - Carbon Farming Initiative
  • Social Carbon Registry
  • Plan Vivo Registry
  • Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Registry
  • Climate, Carbon, & Biodiversity Standards (CCBS) Registry
If you plan to use a methodology from an existing registry program and would like to consider adding to this list, please contact us at [email protected]
At this time, Regen Registry requires all parties to review and sign the Regen Registry Terms of Service to legally engage with and fully understand definitions, contracts and processes of working with Regen Registry. If you plan on submitting a methodology to the Regen Registry program, please review our Terms of Service and our team will contact you upon submission. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

To submit a methodology that has already gone through a peer review process, or exists on another registry, please submit through our Methodology Intake Form. Your methodology will undergo Regen Network’s Methodology Review Process and our Science Team will get back to you with next steps.

A Concept Note is a short proposal of an idea for a project or methodology. If you are a researcher or project developer with an idea for a methodology, whether for monitoring a particular ecosystem change or an approach to address environmental and societal challenges, a Concept Note is a good starting point to get your thoughts on paper. Ideas can range from a fully developed Concept Note to a rough draft.
Use the Concept Note Submission Form to submit a Concept Note. Upon submission, our team will review and respond within 2 weeks to approve or suggest edits required for approval.
Want to see what methodologies are currently in development on Regen Registry? Check out our Credit & Methodologies in Development at Built on Regen.

​​Your methodology draft should aim to outline standards and tools to monitor the ecological, environmental, and social indicators covered by your nature-based solution. Your approach can be region specific or cover a wide range of locations.
At this time, if you plan to register a new methodology with Regen Registry, we require that you go through the Expert Peer Review and a two-week Public Comment period to register a methodology with the Regen Registry. We are working on options for a potentially less rigorous review processes.
When you are ready to submit, use the Methodology Intake Form to submit a methodology draft for Internal Review.
For more information on methodology submission requirements and the continued development process go to the Methodology Developments Process chapter.
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