Teaching and Research Resources



My.Harvard is the University’s Student, teaching, and advising portal. It is home to course catalogs for Harvard T.H. Chan School, FAS, GSD, HDS, HGSE, and HKS. Faculty can use My.Harvard to:

  • Access class rosters with photos, gender markers, phonetic spelling of names.
  • Approve student requests to enroll in your courses.
  • View current, previous, and prospective student/advisee records.
  • Review and approve advisee enrollment plans.
  • Enter or upload grades.

To log into My.Harvard got to https://my.harvard.edu/ (Harvard Key Required)

To learn more about My.Harvard for Faculty visit https://about.my.harvard.edu/faculty


Canvas is a core component of Harvard’s tools for teaching, learning, and research. As an open source platform, Canvas is extensible, which means faculty can build and add tools to their course site to more specifically meet their particular pedagogical needs, and administration can build and add tools specific to Harvard systems. You can access Canvas at https://canvas.harvard.edu/ (Harvard Key Required). For additional information on Canvas visit the Harvard T.H. Chan Canvas learning webpage.

To schedule a department or individual training session either virtually or in-person, please contact mets@hsph.harvard.edu.

Harvard Institute for Teaching and Learning

Launched in 2011 through a generous gift from Gustave and Rita Hauser, HILT’s mission is to catalyze innovation and excellence in learning and teaching at Harvard. More information is available at https://hilt.harvard.edu/

Classroom Technology

All classrooms at the school are equipped with a variety of fully-supported capabilities including:

  • In-room computers
  • PowerPoint projection
  • Slide advancers with laser pointers
  • Live audience polling

In addition, some have advanced capabilities such as:

  • Smart Podiums
  • Video conferencing
  • Lecture capture
  • Wireless microphones

Visit the Harvard T.H. Chan Teaching and Learning Technology Webpage for more information about classroom technology.


Grant Managers

As a faculty member at Harvard T.H. Chan you will be assigned a Grants Manager (GM). Your GM will assist you in navigating the grants process at Harvard and will oversee the pre and post award administration of your grants.

Research Administration and Grant Management Resources

Website provides Harvard T.H. Chan, HMS and HSDM a comprehensive repository for research administration policies, procedures, information and grant management tools.

Harvard’s Grants Management Application Suite (GMAS)

GMAS is Harvard’s enterprise-wide grants management system supporting the administration of the University’s $800M+ in sponsored funding. The application is web-based and serves to connect those involved in and responsible for sponsored research administration. For more information visit https://ofs-adm.sph.harvard.edu/gmas-0

Research Computing

All University faculty, researchers, staff, and students have access to research computing through the Harvard University’s Odyssey computer cluster. Research Computing was established in 2007 as part of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Division of Science, with the founding principle of facilitating the advancement of complex research by providing leading edge computing services. Research Computing staff maintain expertise in constantly changing computing technologies, while “speaking the language” of university researchers, to help them use computing more effectively.

Computational resources are available for high performance and scientific computing, bioinformatics analysis, visualization, and data storage. Research Computing continually expands its services and technologies, ensuring researchers have access to a world-class computational environment.

Through dedicated leadership and enterprising stewardship, Research Computing is committed to developing a large-scale computing infrastructure that helps researchers with the big data challenges of the 21st century.

For more information about Odyssey, including account requests and training visit


Harvard Catalyst

Harvard Catalyst is devoted to advancing human health by supporting and innovating clinical and translational science, and training the next generation of researchers

As Harvard University’s Clinical and Translational Science Center, Catalyst serves the research community by offering courses and educational programs, research consulting, tools for study design and clinical trial collaboration, guidance on regulatory issues, and pilot funding for novel, high-impact projects – all freely available to trainees, fellows, and faculty. For more information visit https://catalyst.harvard.edu/


 Financial Management and Compliance

As financial stewards of public (taxpayers) and private (endowments and gifts) funds we are individually and collectively responsible for the careful and responsible management of University funds. This means proper oversight of how funds are spent, understanding the applicable policies and procedures, and any limitations on how the funding can be spent. For information about Harvard T.H. Chan financial rules and regulation please visit https://ofs-adm.sph.harvard.edu/systems-manage-money-0

Financial Disclosures

All Harvard faculty and individuals with teaching appointments are required to internally, confidentially disclose certain outside financial interests at least annually. Please visit

https://oair.harvard.edu/ to begin the disclosure process. If you have any questions about disclosure requirements as they apply to you, please contact oairhelp@harvard.edu. For more information about the process see the OVPR website.

Harvard Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Office of the IACUC serves the research community as a means to achieve quality animal research in support of the Institution’s commitment to improved human health, and provides support to the Harvard Medical Area Standing Committee on Animals, which works to ensure that animal research is held to the highest ethical standards and carried out in accordance with regulatory requirements.

The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance

The mission of the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance (ORARC) is to support and promote ethical research practices at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and to protect the rights and welfare of participants involved in human research conducted by Harvard Longwood Medical Area Schools (HMS, HSDM, and HSPH) faculty, staff, and students.  ORARC accomplishes this mission through education and the review and monitoring of research studies in order to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as well as institutional policies. For more information visit https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/regulatory-affairs-and-research-compliance/.

Information Security

The University Information Security program aspires to make everyone at Harvard a good steward of the institution’s information, including information entrusted to us by others. Program elements include policy development and an Information Security Awareness program which, in partnership with the School Security Officers, customizes outreach and education for Harvard’s diverse communities. Information Security provides tips on how to Click Wisely, create Strong Passwords, secure sensitive data, how to set your software to auto-update, and more. Visit https://security.harvard.edu/ for more information.