This document describes the policy and practices for assigning a Person of Interest (POI) role to an individual through HUIT Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems. POIs were defined to enable non-employee, non-student individuals to become temporary members of the Harvard community for administrative or scholarly purposes through the assignment of an identifier (permanent HUID) and a role. This combination of identity data and role enable an individual to be granted access to resources, both digital and physical, under the appropriate level of oversight by the University. This separate category of affiliation is necessary to clearly differentiate these individuals from other employee, student or alumni affiliates.
This policy clarifies the responsibilities individuals and/or departments sponsoring POIs possess for the stewardship of POI data at the University and the use of access granted to individuals by their action.