The Centralized End User Backup Service is a new offering from HMS Information Technology that allows quad-based faculty and staff to backup the most critical data on their HMS computers. The service utilizes a client software application called CrashPlan PROe (CrashPlan) on each computer.
CrashPlan determines which files need to be backed up, compresses those files, then transfers them to a storage server hosted by HMS IT. The backup will store your data for a minimum 60 days. In the event of a data loss, you can use the CrashPlan client software, or the web interface, to recover the missing files. Download instructions and installers on the CrashPlan installation web page.
The two main graphic design/video software applications that we use here at Harvard Medical School are Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop.
Allows you to convert data into a Portable Document Format (PDF) which can then be shared with others. The full version of Adobe Acrobat can be purchased from SHI via the HCOM Purchasing Portal, or by contacting your CSR. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download from Adobe.com.
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
A suite of applications for digital imaging, video, page layout and graphic design. Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions can be requested here:
Adobe Creative Cloud License Request
A free, open source raster image editing application. Compatible with Macs, PCs, and UNIX operating systems
National Institutes of Health's flexible freeware for image processing and analysis in Java. Runs on Linux, Macs, and Windows
Use the LibX plug in when you find an article on the web that costs money to view. The LibX right-click menu option to “Reload page via Harvard access” lets you find out fast whether Harvard provides access to online full text.
HMS offers licenses for Microsoft Office Suites, Visio and Project as well as many Microsoft applications. Server and utility software is also available. Ask your Department CSR for more information.
These programs are available to on-quad and faculty staff only as long as these personnel work for the university. Affiliates do not qualify.
Paperpile reference manager software is now available for “FREE” to anyone possessing an HMS email address.
Paperpile works exclusively with the Google Chrome browser. To learn more about its capabilities – click here Paperpile!
How to install:
- Navigate to the Paperpile website from your Chrome browser and select the option for a 30 Day Free Trial.
- Login with your personal Google account.
- After installing the Paperpile Extension – you will need to activate the HMS site license under "Settings > Account > Subscription > Activate Site license". Enter your @hms.harvard.edu email address for verification.
- You should receive a verifications email from Paperpile with the following: “You are eligible to use Paperpile with a site license: Harvard Medical School. Please verify your institutional email address”.
Should you encounter any problems – please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialized research applications to manage statistics, intricate calculations, and programming are maintained by the Research Computing staff. More details and the complete list is available here.
Some of the more familiar and popular offerings licensed for use on or off the HMS network are:
- ChemOffice: Chemistry tools
- JMP: Statistical discovery software
- Lasergene by DNAStar: sequence analysis software
- Mathematica: complex calculations, programming and reporting
- MATLAB: Computational and programming tool for technical computing
- GraphPad Prism: Combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting, understandable statistics, and data organization