Harvard Medical School accounts for guests allow visitors (non-HMS and HSDM employees) to access various HMS digital resources when requested by a sponsor. Sponsors must be Harvard Medical faculty or staff with a valid Harvard ID number. An HMS account for guests may initially be requested for up to one year, though they may be extended for additional time if a sponsor approves. Due to the licensing agreements with electronic journals, HMS accounts for guest roles will not have access to the Digital Library.
Note – A Harvard Sponsored Role (HSR) is required before an HMS account for guests can be requested. Visit the Harvard Sponsored Role website for more information. Requesting a guest account does not include the automatic provisioning of an HMS email address. See below for the steps to take when requesting an HMS account for guests.
Request an HMS account for a guest. The guest will activate their HMS account from a link in an automated message sent to their personal email address used during onboarding. This automated message will be titled Activate your HMS account and contain their HMS account ID, activation code, and the link required to activate their new HMS account. A copy of this message will also be sent to the sponsor.