Guest accounts are provided to temporary employees, consultants or research collaborators who need access to the Harvard Medical School network resources. These accounts must be sponsored by full time staff or on quad faculty of the Medical School.

To sponsor a guest, fill out an Guest User Request Form. A Guest Key will be provided to the sponsor. It is the sponsor’s responsibility to provide the account information to his/her Guest user.

Note: Guest accounts will NOT have access to the Digital Library due to the licensing agreements with the electronic journals.

To Register a Guest account:
  1. Go to https://ecommons.med.harvard.edu
  2. Click on Obtaining an Account or New User Registration
  3. Click on Register Now
  4. Complete STEP 1 (last name) and STEP 2 using guest key (no other information is necessary) and then hit Submit