IBM Quantum for Researchers

The IBM Quantum Researchers Program offers better access to academic researchers, as well as Access Awards for special projects to those with even deeper access needs.

Program benefits

  • Larger share of the fair-share queue on open systems to get more work done.
  • Access to additional systems beyond our open systems (limited to 7 qubits)
  • Pulse access on the additional systems to optimize gates and research quantum controls
  • Reserve time for exclusive access to systems with dedicated mode queue.
  • Private slack channel for collaboration with other researchers in the program.

Researchers Program

The IBM Quantum Researchers Program is designed to help members of the quantum information science community get research done faster, with access to more systems and larger share of the fair-share queue.

Applicants must have published at least one paper in the field of quantum information science.

You will be asked to sign in to or create an IBM Quantum account before signup.


Access Awards

Program benefits

  • Everything you get in the Researchers Program
  • Access to an additional 16-qubit system beyond our open systems

Access Awards

The IBM Quantum Researchers Program also provides a way for researchers to apply for access to a 16-qubit system for periods of time sufficient to complete experiments and publish papers. Researchers may submit their application to this program with a brief proposal and will be contacted to begin the process of evaluation and approval.

You will be asked to sign in to or create an IBM Quantum account before signup.