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MacFACTS Users
Quick Tips (Please read before using the system)
  • Accessing MacFACTS from campus wireless? You need to use MacSecure
  • 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.
  • Microsoft EDGE is not compatible - Please use another browser such as Internet Explorer
  • Are you experiencing an error, or the application isn't working as expected? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions to see if there is an answer for you, or contact for support
 Please see Updates section below for any changes to MacFACTS interface or the CV.


MacFACTS Login

Click on the button to access MacFACTS for the CV or Program Secretary Interface


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 Administrator or DEC are currently being developed and information will be sent out when these become available.

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

Internet Explorer is the recommended browser to use for STAR

Online Help Resources

CV and Program Secretary Booklets and Videos




Computer Lab



Individual sessions for faculty members and administrative staff can be arranged. Please email bhallid@mcmaster.cato schedule a session. Please note: The Education Lab is unavailable for several weeks in May for weekly sessions. Contact Barb Halliday for alternate arrangements.


Date Time
May 24th 2pm - 3pm
May 31st 10am - 11am
June 8th 10am - 11am


Phone Orientation or Remote login training is also available for anyone located offsite if preferred. Please contact Barb Halliday to arrange.




Known Issues and Workarounds


MacFACTS Frequently Asked Questions

MacFACTS Frequently Asked Questions




  • The Personal Data section has been removed.  This information is not required for a CV and has been taken off the MacFACTS form
  • If you have any data issues please contact our help desk for additional assistance (i.e. issues with locked data, duplications in degrees etc.)
  • McMaster Held Funding is currently not being automatically uploaded into MacFACTS.  Users are able to enter their own grants into a CV.
  • 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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