Harvard Catalyst Website Login Help

Not from Harvard? Go here.

Why is login sometimes required?

Harvard Catalyst endeavors to provide public access to as much of its website as possible. Certain sections of the Harvard Catalyst website do require users to log in - for example, when information is intended to be shared internally within the Harvard Catalyst community or to allow for user contributions like editing one's Harvard Catalyst Profiles or applying for funding or training.

Two authentication methods are used on the Harvard Catalyst website:

  • HarvardKey (formerly Harvard University ID, or HUID)
  • HMS eCommons ID
    (Please note: The HMS eCommons ID is the login for the Harvard Medical School network, and is not the same as the NIH eRA Commons ID.)

Whenever possible, Harvard Catalyst modules allow login by either method in order to serve the broadest community. Certain tools and services are currently limited to HMS eCommons ID login due to technical, regulatory, or policy constraints (e.g., HCCRC Protocol Review). We are pursuing solutions to expand access wherever feasible.


New HarvardKey login screen for eCommons, HUID, or HarvardKey login


Which ID am I eligible for?


Person HarvardKey HMS eCommons HMS eCommons Guest Account
Faculty, staff, and students of: Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard University Division of Medical Sciences (FAS/GSAS). (Note: includes faculty of hospital affiliates) Yes Yes Not Applicable
Faculty, staff, and students of Harvard University not listed above Yes No Not Applicable
Hospital Affiliate staff No Yes Not Applicable
Non-Harvard, e.g., MIT, Boston College, Contractors/Consultants No No Yes *

* See "Not From Harvard?" section below.

How do I register for an account or resolve login problems?

For HarvardKey (formerly Harvard ID): https://key.harvard.edu

For HMS eCommons ID: http://ecommons.med.harvard.edu/

Not From Harvard?

If you are not affiliated with Harvard or Harvard Medical School and believe you have a business need to gain access as an external contributor, you can request an HMS eCommons Guest Account. For example, a business need might be to apply for an offering for which you meet the eligibility requirements. To obtain an eCommons Guest Account, contact your counterpart within Harvard Medical School to initiate the process. If you are unsure who your counterpart is or do not have one, you may contact someone at the program you are interested in. Program contacts are indicated in the left navigation menu of each service offered via the Harvard Catalyst website.

What do I do if I've tried all of the above and I am still having problems logging in?

If you still have difficulty, you may contact someone at the program you are trying to reach, or for technical difficulties, you may contact Harvard Catalyst website technical support by filling out the Feedback webform.

Consulting programs: If there is a delay in getting your login access, please contact the program staff member of the program from which you're seeking a consultation.

Bioinformatics Consulting: Email
Biostatistical Consulting: Email
Imaging Facilitation: Email
IND/IDE Consulting: Email
Population Health Research Consulting: Email
Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) Consulting: Email

Education program: If you experience difficulty accessing Apply Hub, please contact the Education Program Administrator.

IRB Cede Review Request: If you are having trouble accessing the IRB Cede Review Request System, please email the Harvard Catalyst Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program. For technical issues, please fill out the Feedback webform.

Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center request: If you are having trouble logging in to the HCCRC Resource Request Application, please contact the administrative director at your home institution. For technical issues with the form, email the technical team.

Location
Role
Person
Email Address
Telephone
BIDMC
Administrative Director
Michelle Beck, MBA
Email
617-667-4269
BWH
Operations Manager
JoAnna Waterfall
Email
617-525-8250
BCH
Administrative Director
Colette Hendricks
Email
617-355-7541
MGH
Administrative Director
Ed Andrews
Email
617-726-6885
MIT
Nurse Director
Catherine Ricciardi
Email
617-253-6332

All other issues: For general login problems, please fill out the Feedback webform.