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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

WIND login for UNI account UNI - the University Network ID is the login or username for many applications and electronic resources at Columbia and CUMC. It consists of your initials followed by an arbitrary number.
Example UNI: abc1234
Many online programs present a the Columbia University Authentication screen shown to the right when you must provide your UNI and its password to login. Common resources that use the UNI for login include myColumbia for employee payroll and benefit information and Student Information Systems.

The Manage My UNI website is used to select your password when your UNI is first activated, and enter security questions that will be presented if you need to reset a forgotten password in the future. You can also use Manage My UNI to immediately change your password.
  • If you do not know whether you have a UNI, please first search for it by your first and last name at Manage My UNI, as it may have already been automatically created.
  • If you do not have a UNI, your department must request one for you. Employees should see their Department Administrator or supervisor for assistance; students must contact their school or Student Administrative Services. CUMC IT cannot process UNI requests.

Exchange Email, Shared Calendars and Outlook - CUMC IT provides Exchange email accounts (ending in @cumc.columbia.edu) for Medical Center faculty, staff and students. Pease see the Email at CUMC pages 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. See the Computer Login and MC Domain Account pages for assistance with obtaining an account, password help and more.

Network Drive Storage - CUMC IT offers network connected storage on drive space that meets CUMC encryption requirements for confidential and sensitive data.

  • The Add or Modify Network Drive Access form to add or change access to network drive(s). The user must already have an MC Domain Account.
  • 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.

Financial Programs

  • Accounting and Reporting at Columbia Financial System (ARC): ARC has replaced most finance and purchasing systems including AP/CAR, DARTS, FFE and Finsys. For more information please see the Accessing ARC and Related Systems page on Columbia's Finance Division website, or contact the Finance Service Center. See the Systems Access Application Process for obtaining access, approved staff can login to ARC using their UNI and password.
  • DARTS: Please see ARC information above.
  • Data Warehouse: See https://cuit.columbia.edu/data-warehouse. For access please submit the CUIT Administrative ID Request.
  • FFE: For access and technical support to the the Financial Front End please see the links on the right side of the FFE web site.
  • myColumbia: http://my.columbia.edu - your active UNI and password will give you access to myColumbia where you can view your payroll, benefits and other HR related information. You must change your UNI password every 3 months for continued access. Select the Help links on the myColumbia home page for support and FAQs.
  • Manager Self Service/Human Resources Management System - Department Administrators and other qualified people within each department can manage HR information via the Manager Self Service module within myColumbia. For MSS access, please see the instructions and online form at: https://wwwa.ais.columbia.edu/sws/psoft/index.html.
    Access to the Delegated Identity Administration (UNI creation), which is available through the myColumbia portal, follows automatically a few days after People@Columbia MSS access is granted.

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 courseworks@columbia.edu 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
  • 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.
  • Ovid MEDLINE: See information on the Health Sciences Library website at http://library.cumc.columbia.edu/ovid-medline. If you are off campus you may need to log in to VPN first.
  • 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.
  • SAS and SPSS - statistical programs for data analysis. Licenses and installation media are available for a discount, please see the SAS and SPSS pages for details.
  • 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: https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/cu/sis/Security/ID_Request/ID_Request.html
  • 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.

Clinical Programs

  • CROWN: Clinical Records On-Line Web Network is the electronic health record for ColumbiaDoctors. Login is via a CWID or WebCIS account at the NYP Citrix Access gateway site. The CROWN web site has information on training, access and policies: https://secure.cumc.columbia.edu/columbiadoctors/crownweb/index.html
    IMPORTANT: Crown Scan can only be accessed via the Crown Scan Live icon via NYP Certified Application at https://ita.nyp.org/. If you are not able to access Crown Scan, or have an old CROWN Scan icon on your computer, please contact your IT staff for assistance.
  • 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.
    NOTE: For resolution of .Net errors in IDX please see instructions online.
  • 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. 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.
  • WebCIS: 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.

Other Programs

  • BitLocker - native encryption for compatible Windows computers. Please see the BitLocker page for information on requesting and using the program at CUMC.
  • FileVault 2 - native encryption for Macintosh computers using OS 10.7 or higher. See the FileVault 2 page for proper setup and use at CUMC.
  • Privacy and Security Training: also called Sight Training. An online training system covering required security and HIPAA related topics for CUMC faculty, staff and students. Login to http://securitytraining.columbia.edu with your Columbia UNI and password and follow instructions to take any required or optional courses. See the Help link in the left column of the website for computer and browser requirements, or contact the CUMC IT Service Desk at extension 5-Help for issues.
  • Proxy Appliance Services - a free service for CUMC that helps computers remain more secure by blocking malicious activity. Instructions include common web browser configuration and requesting proxy exceptions.
  • RSAM - the Risk Assessment program used to register multi-user applications and systems at CUMC. See the Information Security System Certification Program page for additional information.
  • Symantec Endpoint Encryption: encryption software previously offered for compatible Windows desktops (formerly called Guardian Edge). Please see the Symantec Endpoint Encryption web pages for current information.
  • 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 2/20/2015