Obtaining a Computer Account
Policy change effective 6/8/2009: new account applicants MUST HAVE a
9-digit MGH employee, or
non-employee number in order to receive an
If you are requesting an account for someone who has neither,
you must get authorization from Dee Dee Correia before the
account can be created.
New accounts can only be requested by Martinos Center PIs or their designated administrators. If you are a new PI at the Martinos Center, fill out the form using yourself as both the PI and new user. Then in the comments specify that you are a new PI. We will then need to verify your status before processing the application.
These instructions are for obtaining a Martinos Center computer and
e-mail account. If you need a Partners system e-mail account you must
call the Partners help desk.
If you simply wish to add an existing user account to a scanner
project, please e-mail the request with the PI's name, the user name to be added
and project code to Karen Dervin (karend@nmr).
Requests are logged and
normally handled within 24 business hours after approval by the given
PI/supervisor. Fields in red are
The account will normally be created with the same password as the PI
or supervisor requesting the account. If you would rather have your
password set to that of another person who has an account with us,
specify that in the comment field.
Your MGH ID number is located on the back of your ID badge. It is 9-digits long.
If you need to obtain a non-employee ID number, you will need to
go through the process outlined
A Scanner Login only account will not include
permission to login to the center UNIX machines. Currently, a Full UNIX Shell Login
is required to fetch data that was pushed to the raw scanner archive.
To figure out what groups you belong to, login to a Martinos Center
Linux computer and run the 'groups' command. If you are still unsure,
give the locations of files the user should have write access to in
the Comments field.
New users are automatically put on the
all-accounts mailing lists. Subscription to these two lists is
compulsory for all accounts. If a forwarding address is given in the form
above, subscriptions will be made using the forwarding address. This does
not automatically change if later the user disables forwarding.
other important lists are on the
Mailing Lists page. NOTE, we cannot subscribe users to Yahoo groups.
These are the three letter project codes used for MRI/MEG scanner login
and billing. These will be forwarded to Karen Dervin for approval after
the account is created.
After the account is created and verification of same has been
received by the PI or supervisor, the account password may be changed.
The PI or supervisor can use the
Password Change Page to do this by supplying the user's login name, the
PI or supervisor's password, and having the user type in a new
password in the space provided on the form. It takes approximately 15
minutes for this to propagate throughout all systems.
If you are a Partner's employee, you should already have a Partner's
account and should contact the MGH Help Desk 617-726-5085. If you
are not an employee but need a Partner's account, you will need to
go through the process outlined