Box is a secure cloud-based content and collaboration tool which is primarily used to support groups and teams with collaboration on file-based content. Box was originally introduced to the College in 2016 to support the management of research data but is now used for a multitude of reasons by various teams across the College.

The commercial cost of storage within the Box tenancy is such that it is no longer sustainable to store research data in Box, therefore no new accounts will be provisioned in Box

Over the next 12 months and during this time the team will be analysing the best solution for those using Box for anonymous file sharing, and how we can support you with moving files over. As we want to provide the best support when migrating your files across to the alternative storage solutions, we are extending this activity until July 2023. 

This will enable us to review your storage requirements, look at your file structures, permissions, and time stamps and create the best plan to move over high usage / large files. 

The current recommended service for storing research data is the Research Data Store. ICT also offers data storage through OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. Follow our instructions on how to move files from Box to OneDrive for Business or SharePoint

If you have any further questions about the Box decommission activity, please contact Andrew McLean, Product Owner, ICT.