Access requires a Grid account

HBS faculty, staff, doctoral students ­

If you are a HBS faculty, staff, or a doctoral student at HBS, please fill out the HBS Compute Grid Account Request Form to set up a Grid account. 


Guest accounts on the research server are available for HBS faculty members' collaborators for active computing and analytical collaboration. These are granted on a 6-month basis and may be renewed as necessary.

It is discouraged to create guest accounts for the sole purpose of accessing data. Instead, other methods of data transfer should be followed. 

For guest accounts both steps must be followed:

  1. Both the HBS faculty sponsor and the guest must sign the HBS Guest User Agreement. The guest should download the Agreement, initial the bottom of each page, sign the "Signature block for Guest User" on page 3, scan, and send the signed copy to the faculty sponsor for countersignature. The faculty sponsor should sign the "Signature block for certifying HBS researcher" on the bottom of page 3, scan, and send the completed Agreement to Research Computing Services.

    Please be sure that the completed Agreement includes the guest's name, work email, phone number, and work mailing address. Along with the Agreement, the faculty sponsor should specify the name of the project space that the guest will access.

  2. In addition, the guest will also have to sign the HBS Compute Grid Account Request Form.

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

Guest User Screencast

We encourage guest users to view the screencast below to understand the onboarding process (please note that clickable links do not work at this time).


Updated 5/29/2020