HMS is submitting a proposal that includes a mentor from an institution outside of Harvard. The mentor can’t access the OAR system; how do they submit a COI certification?


If the mentor included on your proposal cannot access the OAR system, complete the following steps:

  • Complete a “person of interest” form to obtain a HUID
  • The mentor should choose the Consultant Role on the person of interest form.
  • Once the HUID has been issued, the individual will need to set up their login through the PIN system (

Once the individual’s PIN is created, he/she will be able to log into the OAR system and complete the research certification in OAR.