Note – The eCommons platform and several associated applications are unavailable or have performance issues. Visit the eCommons Outage Status Page on the HMS IT website for the latest updates.

You HMS account (eCommons ID) is a set of credentials specific to the Harvard Medical School. You need an HMS account to connect to email, file servers, course materials, MyCourses, Qualtrics, Room Scheduling applications, and the secure Wi-Fi network at HMS.

eCommons IDs are automatically created for those with Harvard IDs issued by Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health. Faculty and staff based at HMS-affiliated hospitals also qualify for an eCommons account.

Before using an eCommons account, it must be registered.

To register your eCommons account, contact HMS IT by phone at 617-432-2000 or by email at