IQSS Computer Labs

We host multiple state-of-the-art computing labs for faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, students, and staff.

IQSS Computer Labs

We host multiple state-of-the-art computing labs for faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, students, and staff

Who can Access?

The IQSS Computer Labs use FAS active directory accounts that must be activated for use in our labs. New patrons can do this by signing up for lab access at the Lab Help Desk during regular business hours. Please note that we will need to see a valid Harvard ID card when signing up. 

Harvard affiliated patrons who do not have FAS active directory accounts may sign up for lab access, and the Lab Help Desk will sponsor a FAS active directory account for your use. Please note that this process may take up to one business day to complete for new users.

Learn more about the computer lab policies

Hours and Location

Please see our Announcements Page.

We are currently only offering remote access, which is available 24/7. To apply for access, please email us with details of your project, including applications needed and the length of access required.

Our physical access is closed for the fall semester, however, we are hoping to reopen in January.

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  • Lab Locations

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    Concourse Computer Lab

    IQSS hosts multiple state-of-the-art computing labs for faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, students, and staff.

  • Lab Locations

    Training lab

    Training Lab

    IQSS hosts multiple state-of-the-art public computing labs for faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, students, and staff

  • Lab Locations

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    Helpdesk Assistance

    The Lab Helpdesk is here to sign our users up for access, offer items for checkout, and to offer assistance.

  • Lab Locations

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    K301 Computer Lab

    IQSS hosts a multiple state-of-the-art public computing lab on the 3rd floor of the CGIS Knafel building for faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, students, and staff.

  • Lab Locations

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    Government Grad Student Computer Lab

    The Government Computer Lab is located in room K003, CGIS Knafel Building (1737 Cambridge Street). K003 is only accessible by Government Graduate students and requires card access to enter.

  • Lab Locations

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    Study Tables

    Enjoy our study tables that provide a nice, office-like environment to help you get your work done.

    Study tables are located in the Concourse Computer Lab, room K024, CGIS Knafel Building (1737 Cambridge Street).

Why Visit?

  • A clean, comfortable and spacious working environment

  • Powerful computers equipped with a large variety of software

  • Friendly helpdesk staff who can help get your questions answered

  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • High Speed Scanning & Printing

  • Computer Training Lab to host your training event

  • Winter Garden meditation room for taking breaks

Lab Resources

Workstations

The IQSS Computer Labs run a total of 66 different workstations locations at CGIS North (Knafel).

learn more about lab workstation specifications

Training Rooms

Our Computer Training Lab is for instructor-led events that require students to access a computer and follow the instructor.

learn more about training rooms

Available Software

We work to provide all the software you might need to get your work done.

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Loaner Equipment

We have a wide variety of items available for daily checkouts, such as Headsets, Laptops, Portable Projectors, and more.

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Printers

The IQSS Computer Lab has color and black & white printers services via CrimsonPrint.

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Workspaces

IQSS Computer Labs provide dedicated study tables that enable you to focus on your work without the need for one of our main computer stations.

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External Resources

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Crimson Cash

Crimson Cash is a declining balance convenience account accessed through your Harvard ID.

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HarvardKey

HarvardKey is Harvard University's unified online user credential, uniquely identifying you to Harvard IT applications and services

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Leadership

Still Need Help?

The Lab Help Desk Assistants are available to help with various lab issues, such as account creation, HarvardKey, how to add print credit, item checkout, and general computer assistance. Lab Help Desk Assistants are not trained in IT but will make the best effort towards solving any lab software or hardware issue brought to their attention.

See the IQSS Computer Lab's Frequently Asked Questions

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