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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

UNI – the U niversity N etwork I D 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.

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.

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 .
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • OASIS . a student record and course management tool for P S, for new accounts and general support please see their Knowledge Base .
  • Ovid MEDLINE. See information on the Health Sciences Library website at 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
    For training and support please see or use the Contact Us links on their website to reach Qualtrics directly.
    NOTE: Qualtrics 360 is no longer licensed at CUMC.
  • Rascal. 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:
  • 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:
      IMPORTANT: Crown Scan can only be accessed via the Crown Scan Live icon via NYP Certified Application at 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. Click here and login with your CWID (hospital) account, then select the Eagle icon. You will only see the icon if you have access, if not have an NYP Director/Manager or delegate must submit the eSystem Access Form to request Eagle access for you. Computers that haven’t logged in to the ITA site before may need software installed, for this or other technical issues please contact 5-Help, option 5 if you are using Eagle on a CUMC owned computer 4-Help (212-746-4357) if you are using it on an NYP computer.
    • Eclipsys – the eSystems 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 eSystems 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 eSystems Access Form .

    Other Programs

    • BitLocker – native encryption for compatible Windows computers. Please see the BitLocker page for information on requesting setup and use of the program at CUMC.
    • DatAnywhere – a secure, web based solution for transfer and sharing of large files with those outside of CUMC/NYPH.
    • 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 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.
    • 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); Bitlocker is now the approved encryption software for Windows.
    • 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.

    Last updated 2/20/2017

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