Visitors & External Affiliates

As a visitor or external affiliate you are eligible for an IMSS (access.caltech) account. In order to be eligible for an account, you must first stop by the Human Resources office to obtain a Caltech UID number. Once you have your UID number and Caltech ID card you may stop by the Help Desk office (204 Central Engineering Services) to obtain your IMSS (access.caltech) account. Please contact the Help Desk at (request type IMSS-->Accounts) or x3500 with any questions.

Visiting Caltech for just a couple of days? Below are a couple of useful links for people visiting Caltech.

​For HR registered Visitors and External Affiliates:

  • Software Download
    • Visitors and External Affiliates have limited access to Caltech site licensed software. All Caltech licensed software is for Caltech use only and must be removed upon leaving the Institute.
  • File Storage
    • Box - unlimited cloud storage
    • OneDrive for Business- 1TB cloud storage
    • Caltech Dropbox - exchange files too large to email
    • FileSender - exchange files up to 1TB 
    • RADR (Repository for Administrative Documents and Records) - store encrypted documents in a highly secure environment, with robust search functions, auditing, and customizable security features and access controls
  • Collaboration Tools
    • SharePoint  - for teams and workgroups to securely store, organize, share, and access information and projects
    • LabArchives - electronic notebook that enables researchers to securely store, organize, and publish their research data
    • Box- unlimited cloud storage
    • OneDrive for Business- 1TB cloud storage
    • Course Management (Moodle)
  • Caltech Wired
    • For purchasing hardware, peripherals and software (outside of our campus license)