HU Berlin CMS accounts  

HU Berlin CMS accounts

If you are a doctoral candidate of the graduate school Berlin School of Mind and Brain (M&B) either from HU or from another university affilated with M&B, a group member or a guest with a desk or tasks in our building Luisenstraße 56, a lecturer in the Mind and Brain master's or doctoral programs, you will probably need to apply for an HU computing center account (CMS account). This will generate an HU e-mail address for you, allow you access to services within the university’s systems (such as Moodle courses for teaching materials) and on our premises in Luisenstraße 56.

Your entitlement to an account with HU Berlin will have to be confirmed to the central HU computing center by M&B (with the signature of the M&B managing director and a M&B stamp).

(1) Your request for an application form

(2) Reason for applying for this HU account from M&B

In your request you must state clearly the reason(s) for applying for this HU account from M&B, e.g.:

  • doctoral candidate of M&B;
  • member of a working group based in Luisenstraße 56 (Which group? Your duration with the group?);
  • lecturer in the “Mind and Brain” master's or the doctoral programs (please specify the course you will be teaching and the semester);
  • other ...

(3) HU and Charité students and HU employees

All students of HU and Charité and all HU employees (= student research assistants, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers ... on salaried contracts) will be provided with an account automatically or should apply for an account directly with the computing center (you will need for this your personnel number):

(4) When filling in the application form, you must ...

  • not change anything that we pre-entered on the form;
  • provide your last name and first name(s) in legible block letters (or type them on your computer);
  • provide your date of birth in this form: YYYY-MM-DD (e.g., 1998-06-17);
  • provide any previous or existing HU accounts (if applicable; perhaps you had one as a master's student, as a student research assistant, or from a previous visit);
  • provide an original signature (digitally generated signatures will not be accepted by the HU computing center for this purpose).

(5) Duration of your account & renewal applications

  • Your HU-Account will be valid until the end of the calendar year. However, from 1st of October onwards (e.g., if an account was requested by you on the 13th of October), accounts are valid until 31st of December of the following year.
  • Since your application will be fixed-term, the HU computing center will always e-mail you the renewal application form for the following year to the mailbox belonging to your e-mail account. The application form will be sent as a PDF file at the turn of the year.
  • The form will have to be signed by you (digitally generated signatures will not be accepted) and sent to the M&B managing director.
  • Please provide your reason for an extension (se point 2 above).

(6) Read up on how your account works

(7) Account problems

Please contact the help desk at the central HU computing center: cms-benutzerberatung-please remove this


This page last updated on: 05 July 2022