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Quick Tips (Please read before using the system)
  • Accessing MacFACTS from campus wireless? You need to use MacSecure not MacConnect
  • Accessing MacFACTS from off-campus? You will need to log in using McMaster's VPN client.
  • MacFACTS training is highly recommended. Please see below for details on how to receive training.
  • Are you experiencing an error, or the application isn't working as expected? Please see our list of known issues, workarounds and browser compatibility issues below to see if there is help for you.
 Please see Program Updates section below for all changes to MacFACTS interface or the CV.


MacFACTS Login

Click on the button to access MacFACTS


Community Engagement Users: Please use the MacFACTS login area above to access your form. Click on the Community Engagement Tab once you are logged in.



Please Note:

MacFACTS currently supports logins and data entry forms for individual faculty members, member secretaries and program secretaries. For those roles, you can login using the same username and password as you used with FHSSTAR. Forms for other roles like Domain Admin or DEC are currently being developed, and will arrive soon.

If you require system access or if you have any issues with your login, please email for more information

For the older STAR interface PLEASE CLICK HERE

Online Help Resources

MacFACTS Resources and Videos


Individual sessions for Faculty Members can be arranged. Please email to schedule a session. Orientation classes are available monthly in the Education Lab - Computer Services Unit - HSC 2D8. Please confirm attendance by email.

Date Time
May 21st 1:30 - 2:30 pm
May 28th 10 - 11 am
June 9th 10 - 11 am
June 22nd 1:30 - 2:30





Known Issues and Workarounds

  • Some users have reported issues with the latest version of Google Chrome. We are currently investigating this.  Users are advised to use another browser if they are experiencing problems bringing up forms in MacFACTS using Google Chrome. 


MacFACTS Frequently Asked Questions

MacFACTS Frequently Asked Questions

Program Updates

  • Teaching entries will now display an additional "Read Only" field in the pop up window. This field is titled: Program Secretary Description" and may contain additional reference details pertaining to the entry.
  • Unfunded research needs to have an amount of $0 entered in order to be shown on a CV. Please note in the title that it is unfunded research.
  • The sections titled: Business Address and Home Address have been replaced with a section titled: Address. In many cases, it may be blank or need to be edited prior to printing out a CV.  This section is fully editable by users in real time and is the place to add the appropriate address you wish to appear on your CV.
  • Change to the CV report: University Appointments and the Current Status will now show the appointment category in the CV



Departmental Academic Coordinators List

Program Contacts

Clerkship Contacts

Postgrad Contacts

MacFACTS Project Team

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