CTSU Members Login Information
If you are having difficulty logging into our website, it could be for one of the following reasons:

1) Invalid Username or Password:
To access the CTSU Registered Member Website a username and password are required.
The CTSU registration process is administered through the NCI CTEP Identity and Access Management (CTEP-IAM).

You must be able to access the CTEP-IAM "Members Area" in order to access the CTSU website. To verify you have a valid CTEP-IAM account, please visit the CTEP-IAM website and click on "Members Area" on the left menu.

If you have forgotten your CTSU password you can request a new temporary password on-line by accessing the CTEP-IAM website below:
  • Request temporary password

    If you want to change your password, you can do it on-line by accessing the CTEP-IAM website below:
  • Change Password

    If you want to become a CTSU member and learn more about the CTSU: please check our public access website at: http://www.ctsu.org.

  • 2) You may need to enable "cookies" on your web browser:
    If you are not sure how to do this, please contact your computer / IT help staff, or the CTSU via e-mail at CTSUwebmaster@westat.com

    The CTSU Members' website employs the use of "session cookies" which retain information only during the session, about areas visited within the site, or for the purpose of completing a particular online transaction, without any capacity to track users over time and across different websites.
    We do NOT use "Persistent" Web Cookies. A persistent web cookie is a web cookie that can track "the activities of users over time and across different web sites."

    Following is some additional information regarding cookies:
    What Are Cookies, And Why Do Websites Use Them?

    A cookie is a small data file created on the user's computer by a web browser in response to an instruction transmitted via a web page. On subsequent visits, this data file is sent back to a computer in the same domain as the one which created it. The protocols on which the web is based do not easily permit a web server to differentiate one user from another in real-time. Cookies are used to "work around" this limitation and are widely employed on the web for many perfectly legitimate purposes, such as:
    • Storing individual user preferences. A cookie used by a news website for this purpose might contain settings specifying that the user wants to see national news and local news for Texas but not international news.
    • Gathering statistics on site usage. While a Webmaster can glean this information from server access logs, cookies can make the task easier.
    • Maintaining a "shopping cart" at online stores. Cookies used for this purpose might contain a number identifying the product and the quantity of items the user has selected.
    • "Remembering" userIDs and passwords so that they do not need to be entered on future visits.
    • Some database systems use cookies to work around the "stateless" nature of the web to provide an enhanced user interface, with features such as a search set history,
    • etc.

    Salient Features of Cookies
    • Cookies provide only the data stored within themselves; they do not read and transmit the contents of other data files from the user's hard drive.
    • Cookies cannot delete or damage user files.
    • Cookies cannot normally be retrieved except by a server within the same domain as the one which created them.
    • When a web page is loaded, the server which houses the page can set a cookie on the user's browser. In addition, however, any graphics on a page which are pulled from other web servers permits those servers to set their own cookies as well.