Student Computing

Student Computing Facility

The IT Department staff is happy to assist faculty and students with any questions or problems you have with ICF software, equipment, or courseware applications.

ICF Website

Visit the ICF website Site contains information and resources including laboratory software and hardware offered, courseware and iSite information, and online statistical tutorials and reference material.

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For help in the Harvard Chan Student Computer Labs, please go to the IT Helpdesk at Kresge LL 15, call 617-432-4357, or email


Instructional Computing Facility Software

The following software is available for student use in ICF computer labs:

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 11
  • Arc GIS 10.2
  • Centre for MultiLevel Modelling 2.28
  • Cygwin
  • East 6.3
  • End Note 7.3
  • GeoDa
  • Google Chrome
  • JMP Pro 11 and 12
  • MathType 6
  • Microsoft Office 32-bit 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Putty
  • Python (Anaconda) 2.7 and 3.4
  • QuickTime
  • R3.0.2, 3.1.2, and 3.2
  • Rstudio 0.99
  • SAS 64-bit 9.4
  • SaTScan 64-bit 9.4
  • Skype 7.7
  • SPSS 21
  • Stata 64-bit 14
  • StatTransfer 12.1
  • StatTransfer 64-bit 12
  • Sudaan 64-bit 11.0.1
  • Tinn R 3.0.1
  • TurningPoint 2008 (4.5) and 5.3
  • VLC
  • WinSCP

Other general-use software, or custom timeframe licensed software is not included in this list; please contact with questions. Instructors may request additional teaching software for the student lab image, within certain limits. Please contact for additional information. Software requests/updates can only be accommodated several times per year, prior to the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer academic periods.

Printing in the ICF lab rooms

All ICF computers connect to high-speed printers. Printed output is double-sided by default, and multiple-pages-per-side printing can be requested on a job-by-side basis. We encourage you to use these features in order to conserve paper.

We have recently switched to Crimson Cash (Pharos) printing for all student lab printers.  Students have an initial printing quota of 500 free pages, and can add additional pages to their account by visiting or by adding money at the kiosk located by the cafeteria.  For more information on Pharos printing including instructions and FAQs, please visit our website at

Harvard Software and Hardware Sales

Software and Hardware may be purchased through Harvard’s University Information Technology department:

SAS for Harvard Student, Faculty and Staff Use on a personally-owned computer. With the closing of Harvard Technology Products and Services, SAS is no longer available to purchase for use on a personally-owned computer. SAS provides SAS University Edition and SAS OnDemand for Academics for educational use. Please follow this link for a comparison of the offerings:

SAS is available for install on HSPH owned computers and laptops at no charge. Please email the IT Helpdesk,, to request the installer.

Stata can also be purchased directly from the Stata website for the same academic price:

iSites Courseware Support

Many courses post information, including the syllabus, homework assignments, and lecture slides on course websites that can be accessed through You will need to provide your full 8-digit Harvard ID number and PIN in order to access courses. Courses may also be accessed through the Registrar’s Office course listing page at

 Policies for Use of Non-Microlab Software:

If you require installation of Non-Microlab software, there is a charge of $50 per hour if it is necessary to re-image the computers. Estimate 3 hours per room. To determine whether you will incur a charge, send inquiries to

You will need to provide copies of Non-Microlab software, printed evidence of adequate licenses, and installation instructions at least 2 weeks before the class is to be held.

It is the instructor’s responsibility to test the software at least 2 weeks before the start of the class.


For help administrating course pages, please contact