Answered By: Dom Benson
Last Updated: 12 Nov, 2018     Views: 94

OpenAthens is used to authenticate eligible students to the health resources provided by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). It is an Identity and Access Management System similar to Brunel Sign In.

If you are a student from the Department Clinical Science and you are due to go on placement with the NHS you will be provided with an OpenAthens account at the start of your course (teaching and support staff are also issued with an OpenAthens account so that they can advise the students). Look for an email containing an activation code (see the related FAQ below: How do I get an NHS OpenAthens account?).

If you are studying or teaching other subject disciplines then you are not eligible for an NHS OpenAthens account. Instead, you should use Brunel Library's website or your subject guides to access online resources (see relevant links below - access is provided via Brunel Sign In using your Brunel University network username and password).