What We Support

The Harvard Catalyst website has been developed and tested for use with these web browsers and operating systems:

Chrome - current version Download Now
Firefox - current version Download Now
Internet Explorer version 11 * Download Now
Safari - current version Download Now
Operating Systems
Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Mac 10.9 and Mac 10.10 (Mavericks and Yosemite)

If you have the ability to download applications to your computer, feel free to download one of the above browser alternatives.

* Microsoft Corporation has announced that beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. See the Microsoft website for more information.

Why Can't We Support Everything?

Here at Harvard Catalyst, we strive to ensure that our websites look and function the same for everyone, regardless of browser or operating system. However, given the sheer number of browsers and operating systems, it is impossible for us to test every combination. We test a set of browser and operating system combinations designed to cover the most popular user environments.

For Hospital Affiliates:

If you are employed by a hospital affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and would like to change your current browser or operating system, please contact your local help desk to determine your options, as some restrictions apply.

Mobile Devices

Currently, the Harvard Catalyst website and web applications are not being designed specifically for mobile devices. That being said, we do perform some testing to ensure that essential features remain functional in Apple's iOS, because it is the mobile browser of choice for a strong majority of mobile visitors to our website. We will continue to monitor mobile usage, and will adjust our strategy accordingly should the circumstances change. If you would like Harvard Catalyst to more fully support mobile devices, please send us your ideas.

If you have any questions, please email us.