Log On Help
If your institution participates in InCommon and is federated with the NIH, please log on to STAR METRICS® using the same user ID and password that you use for your institutional systems. When you click Log On, select the "Research Organization" option then select your institution from the list. You will be redirected to your institution's log on system, then returned to STAR METRICS® after authenticating.
If your institution is not part of InCommon and/or not federated with the NIH, please use the "NIH Staff" option on the Log On page with the user ID provided to you by the STAR METRICS® team and the password you created.
Logging On for the First Time
If you are logging on for the first time using a user ID provided by the STAR METRICS® team, use the initial password that you received along with the user ID. Upon successful authentication, you will be prompted to change your password.
Note: It is strongly recommended that you visit
Forgot Your Password?
Since users may only log into STAR METRICS® once per quarter, it can be very easy to forget your password. Additionally, your account may become locked if you attempt to log on three (3) times unsuccessfully. If you've registered your account at ,
If you don’t use the above facility and have difficulty logging onto STAR METRICS®, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
InCommon / NIH Federation
If you wish to avoid having to remember a new user ID and password to log on to the STAR METRICS® website, your institution may consider joining InCommon and becoming federated with the NIH. By doing so, you can use your existing institutional user ID and password to access STAR METRICS®!
To learn more, please refer to the following resources:
Once you have joined InCommon, you can become federated with NIH by sending an email request to email@example.com.