Access OneDrive for Business

Sharing and collaborating with others

Find out how to share files and work collaboratively with others on our sharing and collaboration tools web pages. 

At Imperial, we offer several different options for where you can save your files. This includes personal files, sensitive information or large volumes of data.

Personal files

For your personal files, we recommend saving them to OneDrive for Business. OneDrive for Business is part of Office 365 and allows you to save your files securely and conveniently. You will also be able to access your files from anywhere and at any time – all you need is access to the internet.

Large volumes of data

If you are a researcher and need to save large volumes of information, we recommend you use the research data store.

We also offer hosting services for servers, websites and databases, typically to support specialised work, and also options for storing live data for your research needs.

Sensitive data

If you need to store sensitive data, please contact the ICT service desk who will recommend the best option depending on your requirements.


Read our tips and tricks to ensure you don't lose your files and our File sync, recovery and backup page for information on how to back-up your files and recover them. 

College business should be conducted only on information services provided by the College. Using non-College information services to carry out College business puts College data at risk and therefore is not allowed except with sufficient justification. For example, OneDrive for Business should be used instead of Dropbox, Google Drive and Docs etc. For further information, read our guidance on cloud applications.