Account Agreement and Account Credentials Receipt

Print, sign, scan and return this form by email to or fax it to ARSC User Services at 907-450-8601. Your ARSC Account(s) will be activated upon our receipt of this form.

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Signature of User


The following paragraph applies to the Principal Investigator only:

Annual Report

I understand that as a condition of continued access to ARSC resources, I will submit a brief annual report on this project describing research objectives, computational methodology, current results and significance. This report shall include references to all publications (per: Credit paragraph below).


The following paragraphs apply to all users:

Account Credential Receipt

I hereby acknowledge personal receipt of my account credentials from ARSC. I acknowledge personal responsibility for these credentials and understand that I am responsible for their security. I will protect my account from misuse. I will not share my account or its credentials with anyone for any reason.

ARSC Account Policies

I hereby attest that I have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the rules, policies, and procedures regarding my access to ARSC resources. (see: ). I agree to report to ARSC any problems I encounter while using ARSC systems, or any misuse of accounts or passwords by other persons which may occur and come to my knowledge. I understand that the ARSC Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) or designee will investigate each incident.

Restrictions and Auditing

I will not execute, copy or store copyrighted or proprietary software or information on ARSC systems without proper authorization. I understand that I am not allowed to process sensitive or classified information on ARSC resources. I understand that as a user of ARSC systems, my activities are audited and that misuse of ARSC resources may result in disciplinary action and/or revocation of current, or denial of future computing privileges.


I agree that I will include the following credit: "This work was supported in part by a grant of HPC resources from the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center " in any publications that result from research supported by this grant. I will submit a copy of each of these publications to ARSC (the copies can be included with the annual report).


I understand that ARSC makes a reasonable attempt to ensure the availability and integrity of my data and software through regular on-site backups of my home directory. ARSC does not maintain off-site backups of user data and I agree to assume all responsibility for the risk of loss of my data and software--regardless of the cause of that loss. I understand that ARSC makes a reasonable attempt to ensure the availability of its HPC resources and that periodically, any or all of these systems may go down for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. I agree that it is my responsibility to ensure the recoverability of my data, wherever feasible, should any of my jobs be unexpectedly restarted or lost due to a downtime.

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