An HMS account ID (formerly known as eCommons ID) is required to access HMS IT services like email, collaboration shares, wireless networks, research clusters, and theĀ MyHMS.

HMS accounts are automatically created for those with a Harvard University ID (HUID) issued by Harvard Medical School, the School of Dental Medicine, and the School of Public Health. Faculty and staff based at HMS-affiliated hospitals also qualify for an HMS account.

Your HMS account credentials consist of your HMS account ID and a password you set during activation.

Before using an HMS account, you must activate it. To activate your HMS account, visit the account management page and select Activate your account.