CUMC Applications and Access
Faculty, Staff and Students at the Columbia University Medical Center require access to a wide variety of applications and data. We've consolidated a
list of many of these programs with information on how to request access and receive assistance.
Computer Logins, Email and Network Drives
UNI and general email - the University Network ID is
the first part of the basic Columbia email address and acts as your logon for a variety of resources. This includes myColumbia, used to view payroll and manage benefit information. See the About Columbia Email page for help including new UNI accounts.
Exchange Email, Shared Calendars and Outlook -
CUMC IT offers Exchange accounts at the Medical Center which provide robust use of email and security features as well as shared calendars and the ability to have delegated staff to manage another's Inbox, calendar or other folders. See the CUMC IT Exchange and Outlook site for information on requesting an account, help and tutorials.
Domain Account (Computer Login) - domain accounts are used to login to a work computer that has been connected to a "domain" or network and connected resources. CUMC IT manages the MC domain; departments with their own IT staff might use and manage a different domain.
- New Accounts can only be given to someone that already has a UNI, and must be requested via the online form. Department Administrator approval and billing information are required. The form is also used to request Network Drive storage and access for new or existing Domain accounts.
- Password help - If you log in to the MC domain, you can use the myPassword web site to reset a password, unlock your account, and change your password. Please see using myPassword web site full information.
- To see more about logins and finding a domain please click here.
Network Drive Storage - CUMC IT offers network connected storage on drive space that meets CUMC encryption requirements for confidential and sensitive data.
Domain Account request form is used to request network drive storage and access, including new or changed access to existing drives.
- CUMC IT Network Drives typically connect automatically upon login to a computer that is on the MC domain. To manually connect to a drive or access it from off campus, please see Remote Network Drive Access.
Academic and Research Programs
- Advance: The Alumni Development System. See http://www.advance.columbia.edu/ for access, training and support information.
- CourseWorks: http://courseworks.columbia.edu
For support please see resources and links on the CourseWorks home page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the CUMC IT Service Desk
for assistance on the Medical Center campus. You can logon to CourseWorks with your Columbia UNI and password, but will only have
access to classes in which you are currently enrolled. Instructors requiring access should contact
CCNMTL at 212-854-9058. Students must
be added by the instructor; logon is with your UNI and password. If you are not able to log in please contact the
instructor first to verify that you have been given access.
- Echo 360: Lectures, presentations, demos, and tutorials in most classrooms can be recorded at the presenter's request and published via CourseWorks. Details can be found at Echo Lecture Recordings page.
- ExamSoft and SofTest: SofTest is used to take course and clerkship exams. Students are typically emailed specific information on using SofTest by their schools. General support and compatibility information is at http://support.examsoft.com
- Medline or Ovid: http://gateway.ovid.com/.
Logon with your Columbia UNI and password. If you are off campus, please use the link from the Health Science Library's Ovid MEDLINE
page to enter. For initial technical support select the Help button in the upper right hand corner of the Ovid window, otherwise please
contact the CUMC IT Service Desk. Classes on using MEDLINE, Pubmed and CINHAL are held regularly by the HSL's Reference Librarians.
- New Innovations: a web based program currently used by third year clerkships at CUMC to record data about their clinical visits. Only faculty, residents and students involved in the clerkships have access to the system. Log in via https://www.new-innov.com/Login, and see the Help link and Support Center within the New Innovations site for assistance. Please contact your school for additional login or support issues.
- Pharos Printing:
Printing, copying and scanning at CUMC for students is provided by the Pharos printers, located in the Hammer Building's Lower Level 1 through 2nd floors in addition to many student housing and study areas. For general printing and copying information please click here.
- Qualtrics: an online survey tool and research suite licensed at CUMC, login with your UNI at http://cumc.qualtrics.com. Faculty and staff can contact 5-Help to request access to the Qualtrics 360 tool for assessments, and may then create reviews that can be sent to students to use.
Training on using Qualtrics is at http://www.qualtrics.com/university/researchsuite/, or http://www.qualtrics.com/university/360 for Qualtrics 360. For additional help please contact Qualtrics directly using support and contact information on their site.
- Rascal: https://www.rascal.columbia.edu,
Columbia's Research Administration System. For logon access and technical support please see
Rascal's Help Page.
- Student Services Online (SSOL) and Student Information Systems (SIS) - Students will be added by their school/program. Anyone requiring
access to manage SIS information should submit the online form:
- Catalogs, eJournals and Databases including OVID Medline, PubMED, Electronic Journals and Books, CLIO
- current full time faculty, staff and students can access these from off campus via their UNI and password. This excludes
UpToDate, which can only be viewed from off campus when connected to VPN.
- CROWN: Clinical Records On-Line Web Network is the electronic health record for ColumbiaDoctors. Login is via a CWID or WebCIS account.
The CROWN web site has information on training, access and policies: https://columbiadoctors.columbia.edu/crownweb/index.html
- Eagle Siemens:
Click here to launch the web based version of Eagle.
To request access to Eagle, an NYP Director/Manager or delegate must submit the eSystem Access Form. For technical support please contact the
CUMC IT Service Desk at extension 5-Help if you are using Eagle on a CUMC owned
system, or please contact 4-Help (212-746-4357) if you are using it on an NYP system.
- Eclipsys - the Online Systems Access Form must be submitted by an approved Director, Manager or delegate, please contact the NYPH Help Desk at 1-212-746-4357 with any specific questions regarding these or other NYP enterprise or clinical accounts.
- IDX: For initial technical support please contact
CUMC IT Service Desk at extension 5-Help. To request access to IDX please select the System Access link on the ColumbiaDoctors System Access and Security web site. please select the System Access link on the ColumbiaDoctors web site.
- NYP Programs:
Password self-service login for programs managed by NYP including Eclipsys XA, EPIC, WebCIS, Cisyphus as well as NYP email accounts.
To request access to NYP managed programs please see the NYP Online Systems Access Form.the
Online Systems Access Form must be submitted by an approved Director, Manager or delegate, please contact the NYPH Help Desk at 1-212-746-4357 with any specific questions regarding these or other NYP enterprise or clinical accounts.
- NYP Exchange Webmail:
For support with NYP email addresses please contact the NYP Help Desk at 4-Help (212-746-4357), extension 1.
Web based Clinical Information Systems - for technical support with WebCIS please contact the NYP Help Desk at 4-Help (212-746-4357),
extension 1. For access to WebCIS please submit the the NYP
Online Systems Access Form.
- GuardianEdge is now called Symantec Endpoint Encryption, see immediately below for details.
- Symantec Endpoint Encryption:
this is the CUMC IT recommended encryption software for faculty and staff compatible Windows desktops. Please see the Symantec Endpoint Encryption web pages for information on requesting and using the program.
- VPN - this may be required to connect to CUMC resources from a computer or device that is off campus. Using VPN first requires installation or set up on the system, once this is done you can login to VPN using your Columbia UNI and password (or an NYPH CWID login). For support please contact the CUMC IT Service Desk at extension 5-Help.
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Last updated 6/25/2013