How-To: Account Registration

How-To: Account Registration

Join our community! Making an account for the Canadian HSS Commons gives you access to an abundance of resources and a space to connect, share, and collaborate with a growing community.

Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Navigate to in your browser.
  2. At the top right of the page, click the dark-grey silhouette.
  3. A login page will appear asking you to choose your sign-in method. At the bottom, under the box, click “Create an account”.
  4. This will open the registration page, where there will be a form to fill out your account details.
    • You’ll see an option to sign in with ORCiD or sign in with Canadian institutional credentials through the CAF (or Canadian Access Federation) option. If either applies, select the appropriate option and follow the prompts to link your account. To continue manually, just scroll past to login information and continue following the steps below.
  5. Submit your login information. Be sure to pick a username that you really like because it will be difficult to change once your account is created.
  6. Fill out your personal information.
    • The only required field is your title and role, but you might like to add your institution or other affiliation and your social media details so that other members can connect with you on other platforms too.
  7. Fill out optional fields including:
    1. Academic interests
    2. A brief bio
    3. Education
    4. Memberships
  8. Review all account info:
    1. Write down the username and temporary password
    2. Check that all details are accurate
    3. Make sure there are no missing required fields
    4. Complete the human check
  9. Review Terms of Use and check “Yes, I have read and agree to the Terms of Use”.
  10. Select “Create Account”.
  11. You’ll receive an email to the address you provided. Open this email and follow the instructions to confirm your account registration.
    • Can’t find the email? Try checking your junk or spam folder.

Having troubles?

If you clicked “Create Account” and received an error saying “Please correct the indicated invalid fields in the form below,” you might have to clear your cache in order to generate a new CAPTCHA for the human check. This can usually be done in your browser’s “Preferences” or “Settings”.

If you have any other difficulties setting up your account, you can check out the Knowledge Base to find solutions. If your problem persists, you can report a problem here.

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