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Accessing ARROW and the NetID Process
How do I get access to the ARROW system?
How do I log in to ARROW?
A UW-Madison NetID is required to log in to ARROW. This is your username for logging into WiscMail, the MyUW Portal, the Parking Assignment system, and many other UW-Madison resources.
What if I don't have a UW-Madison NetID?
All UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students are eligible to obtain a UW-Madison NetID. You may already have one and not know it. As a first step toward troubleshooting a NetID problem, contact a local support person in your department. They will likely be able to walk you through the process of logging in, or determining whether you have a NetID, or activating your NetID.
To find out whether you have one, try logging into the MyUW Portal. If you don't have one, you can visit a web page to activate your NetID. You will need to know your date of birth and your campus ID number. You will also be asked to choose a password.
What if I don't know my UW-Madison NetID?
Contact the DoIT Help Desk at 608-264-HELP (608-264-4357).
Can I use my NetID from another school in the UW system to access ARROW?
No. In order to access ARROW, you will need a UW-Madison NetID. To request a UW-Madison NetID, please the read the information below for non-UW-Madison personnel.
What if I'm not a UW-Madison student, faculty member or staff member?
Others may apply for an authorization to access ARROW. Individuals who may be good candidates for ARROW authorizations include:
- Employees of the Madison VA Hospital, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, and the UW Medical Foundation who participate in or administer research involving human subjects
- Investigators and study staff from other non-UW-Madison institutions (including other UW system schools) who collaborate on projects that are overseen by the Health Sciences IRBs
- Site visitors and study monitors
- Consultants who are not engaged in research but whose professional function justifies ARROW access