First, you will need your Brown ID number, which was issued at the time of your initial faculty appointment. If you have a Brown ID card, you'll find the ID number above the photo.
If you don't know your Brown ID number, contact the Brown IT Help Desk at 863-HELP (4357) for assistance.
Once you have your Brown ID number, go to http://activate.brown.edu establish your username and password.
Contact the Brown IT Help Desk at 863-HELP (4357). They will be able to help you recover your username and/or reset your password.
Visit the Health Sciences Resources site, which is the portal to medical library resources and services at Brown. With any questions or problems, contact one of the librarians listed on the bottom of the Medical Connections screen.
Faculty can direct that mail addressed to their brown.edu account be forwarded elsewhere by logging into their Brown email account at http://gmail.brown.edu and going to the settings page.
To access your Brown mailbox directly (rather than forwarding it), simply visit http://gmail.brown.edu
Brown has a facility specifically for transferring files to or from collaborators. Simply visit http://brownbox.brown.edu .
Both Brown and Lifespan have license agreements in place with software vendors. As an accredited educational institution, University receives significant discounts on many software packages. Consequently, the agreements associated with these discounts are very restrictive and usually prevent such software from being used on computers on the Lifespan network, or indeed on any computer that is not on the Brown campus. Details of the policies regarding software that is downloadable from Brown are available at http://software.brown.edu. Unfortunately, the Brown discounts are not available to Lifespan. Thus, should a software vendor discover such software installed on a Lifespan computer, a significant penalty would result. The software vendors do perform audits of Lifespan computers.
Because of licensing constraints and HIPAA requirements for privacy and security of patient information, computers in patient care areas at Lifespan are 'locked down,' preventing users from installing any type of unauthorized software. Upon request, software can be installed by a network technician. The requirements are that the user have an appropriate license for the software, and that the software not interfere with clinical programs that run on that computer. Computers in Lifespan offices and labs (non-patient care areas) may also be locked. However, a user can request administrator privileges for these computers, which would allow the user to install and upgrade software without the assistance of a network technician. Network assistance can be obtained by calling the Lifespan Helpdesk at 444-6381.
- Lifespan Helpdesk 444-6381, Help firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lifespan network access including VPN, wireless solutions
- Software installation and upgrades
- Biomed Computer Services Office,, 863-2464, email@example.com
- General information on services used by medical/clinical faculty
- Clifford Hirschman, Director, Information Technology, Division of Biology and Medicine, 863-3293, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- General information
- Brown IT Help Desk, 863-4357, email@example.com
- Brown E-mail, accounts, lost password recovery
- Brown University Library
- 863-3333, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Erika Sevetson, Health Sciences Librarian, 863-5150, email@example.com.
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