Access requires a Grid account

HBS faculty, staff, doctoral students ­

If you are a HBS faculty, staff, or a doctoral student at HBS, please contact Research Computing Services (RCS) to set up a Grid account.


Guest accounts on the research server are available for HBS faculty members' collaborators. These are granted on a 6-month basis and may be renewed as necessary. For guest accounts both steps must be followed:

  1. Please email RCS with the following information about the guest: name, (preferably work) email, phone, mailing address, and name of project space the guest will access.

  2. Both the HBS faculty sponsor and the guest must sign the HBS Guest User Agreement. The guest should download the Agreement, sign, scan, and send the signed copy to the faculty sponsor for countersignature. The faculty sponsor should sign, scan, and send the completed agreement to Research Computing Services.

Turn-around time for guest account requests with properly-completed paperwork is typically 24 to 48 hours, and both the guest and faculty member with be contacted via email from RCS with account and access information.