Biology Accounts

Submitted by rootlet on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:20


To access technology resources in Biology, you need to have a Biology Account. If your account exists, you can activate it here:

Students taking Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology courses have accounts created for them automatically.

If you're taking a life science course that is not among those listed, contact Steven Brewer to request that we build accounts for your course as well.

If you're a faculty member, staff, or graduate student, you should request a permanent account.

Activating your account

To activate your account, visit:

You will be required to authenticate with your UMass IT NetID and can then set a password (either the same or different) to activate your account.

Note: Setting your password via this interface also sets your password for this account for the Chemistry/BBMB authentication system (used in the CRC and elsewhere) and for Geosciences.


Computers in the BCRC, Intro Labs, and ISB teaching labs use this account with a "print release system" to regulate printing. You receive a quota of 300 pages from the department and can request additional quota if necessary. Computers in the labs are configured to print to the printer that is in the room, but often can be directed to print to other printers nearby. Note that printing in the CRC is supported by the Chemistry BBMB technical staff and uses a different model for printing.