Open and use the instructions above OR follow the instructions in the two boxes below.
Use your UNC email address when registering for the first time to assure you are signed up for the full, institutional account (this is free to you). It is best to use your primary account rather than an alias. You can check for your primary account at selfservice.unc.edu, under "My Aliases." You can also try email@example.com if you have trouble.
Enter your UNC email address. You will be asked if you have an F1000 account.
If you are a new user and land on a page with a box in the middle that says, "Get Free Access Now," do NOT click on it. It is for a 30-day free trial version. Instead, click on Sign-In and proceed, using your UNC email account
New Users: DO select the button beneath the box in which you enter your email address that says, “No, I’m a new user.” You will be guided through setting up a new, free UNC institutional account. Use your UNC email address; select your own password. You will receive an email with a link to click to confirm and you will be brought to the F1000 workspace web page.
Existing F1000 users: make sure "Yes, I have a password" is checked and enter your password.
You can easily convert your account to a different email address by going to to this link or by clicking on your account profile (your initials in a circle at the top right of your workspace) and selecting My Account. Under My Account, you can also change your password and other settings.
Set Up: Browser Extension, Word Plugin,Google Docs add-on, Desktop App, Watch Folder
Once your F1000Workspace loads (after you register), you will see “Tools” near the top right. Use that to install the browser extension for each browser you use plus the Word plugin and Desktop app (install together), optional Google Docs add-on.
The browser extension is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Opera and Safari 6 onwards. Mobile apps are available for iOS and Android. We recommend against use of the Windows 10 Edge browser at this time.Browser extension guide
The Word plugin is supported for both Windows (2007 onwards) and OS X (2011/2016) versions of Word. Word plugin guide
Use tool "gear" on desktop app for Activating the Watch Folder, if desired, or changing its location. All .pdf's (under 100mb) added to the watch folder automatically import to your reference list as long as they are smaller than 100MB. .
Email for HELP (F1000/Faculty of 1000) or use the blue chat button with the smile within F1000Workspace.
F1000 has been very responsive to date.
Your account "expired."
This may be due to off-campus roaming for more than 60 days (see below).
It is also possible that you signed up, by mistake, for a free 30-day trial account, instead of our free UNC institutional account. This happens most often if you use a non-UNC email address, especially if you sign up from off campus. In this case, just message F1000Workspace support and they will shift your account to the full, institutional access for UNC.
Off-campus roaming: currently, users must log on from campus or through our proxy server (i.e., using the links from the HSL site or guides) at least once every 60 days.
If you are unable to do either of these, message F1000Workspace support and they will reset your roaming counter. If you are a UNC distance education student or you are permanently assigned off campus, please let them know.
One note about proxy access, very occasionally (and we have not seen this at UNC, so far) users accessing F1000Workspace via a proxy server are unable to install the browser extension (in tools). If this happens, try this:
Click on the circle with your initials at the top of the page and log out.