The instruments in the CMI are available for use by all HMS-affiliated academic laboratories.  Limited access may be give to users from unaffiliated academic labs and non-academic labs, at the discretion of the director.  To offset some of the cost of instrument maintenance, all users are charged access fees for training and use of CMI instruments.  The CMI also offers select Data Collection Services.

New users should visit the CMI Getting Started Checklist for information on getting started at the CMI.

Existing users may login to PPMS to request training, book time or request services.

See also: Access, Billing

Harvard Labs

  • Users are in this group if:
    • Harvard University administers the laboratory's grants  AND
    • the lab has a 33-digit code for internal billing
    • the lab is located at a Harvard University School  (this includes HMS, HSPH, FAS, SEAS) 
  • Access fee for users from Quad-based BCMP laboratories are paid by the department.

External Academic Labs

  • Users are in this group if:
    • an institution other than Harvard administers their laboratory's grants 
    • their lab is located at a non-Harvard academic institution (this includes HMS-affiliated Hospitals and research institutions)
  • External users not affiliated with Harvard or Harvard Medical School may need to provide a PO number before access.

Commercial Labs

  • Non-academic access is granted on a case-by-case basis, by the CMI director
    • Priority access is given to Harvard-affiliates and academic users. 
  • Commercial Users will be required to provide a PO number before access.
  • Harvard Innovation Labs (eg. Life Lab) companies are offered a 25% discount off the standard commercial rates.


Contact Addresses

General Inquiries
and Questions

Kelly Arnett, Director


Shipping Address: 

Harvard Medical School
240 Longwood Ave.
Building C, Room 309
Boston, MA 02115


Do not ship samples
without receiving 
specific instructions from
the CMI.

Billing Address:

Harvard University
PO BOX 4999

Boston, MA 02212-4999

Pay a Bill


question about a bill:
Contact: Lola Yao