File Hosting Services

File sharing services are useful for collaborating on documents and projects, the file sharing services recommended by the IDN provide at least the following features:

  • Ability to synchronise files simply between devices
  • Controlled access, including public and private files

It is crucial to identify that file sharing services do not constitute a data deposit as required by RCUK, however they are often a useful tool for research groups. Remember to use a fully-fledged data repository when publishing your research (data).

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Free Storage 2Gb 15Gb

App support

Excellent desktop and mobile apps Excellent desktop and mobile apps
Collaboration Support Allows collaboration through Office 365 Applications as well as in-browser tools specific to Dropbox Allows collaboration through Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and more
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