How do I become a CNS User?

In order to use CNS facilities or resources, you must first enroll in the CNS User Program. The enrollment process is different, depending on whether you are a Harvard user or outside user.

CNS facilities are open to academic and non-academic researchers whose institution is based in the United States, who enroll in the user program. 

If you are unsure about whether you are considered a Harvard or non-Harvard/outside user, please email us at

Please note: If any of our external links prompt you for a username and password, email for login credentials.

Click below for enrollment instructions:


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