At Imperial, we offer options for shared group spaces for departments, administration and research on our secure network. 

Group spaces

Departmental and administrative group space

Departments are assigned storage space on our secure central network, which is then shared by the Departmental IT Representative between groups within the departmentsfor example, between teaching and administrative staff. These group spaces are fully backed up.

File space quota

  • The minimum quota allocated to each department is 100GB
  • Departments with more than 100 staff receive proportionately more space
  • A similar amount of space is provided for student teaching projects

Research group space

Group space on our secure central network can be set up for individual research groups.

If you are planning on storing large amounts of data, this can be stored using the Research Data Store.

Storing live data 

Storing live data effectively and securely is an important part of the research data lifecycle. Find out how to store your live data

Virtual servers

Find out about Virtual servers for research groups (Private Cloud).

Purchase additional space

Group space can be purchased by completing this form.

Rates are £100 per 100GB for up to 2TB (2000GB) of storage and £75 per 100GB for additional space beyond 2TB.

Extra group space for teaching purposes is free of charge

Access and manage group space

Find out how to access and manage your group space here.