Your information is a valuable asset to you, and potentially to the wider University, and you will have invested considerable time, effort and money in creating and curating it.
To protect your information, you need to consider where it should be stored and how it will be backed-up and secured. You will need to think about whether you will need to share your information and be aware of how you and any collaborators can access the documents.
Where should I store my data?
For personal storage the recommended storage options are OneDrive or Q: Personal
For more information on both options click on the links at the top of the page.
Group of Staff or Students working together
For a group of Staff or Students working together the recommended storage option is Teams
Permanent data repository or to share with a wider audience
For a permanent data repository or to share with a wider audience the recommended storage options are SharePoint or Q: Shared. For a new repository SharePoint is recommended.
For more information on OneDrive, Teams, SharePoint and the Q:Drive click on the links at the top of the page.
Over the next few years, Queen's will be actively migrating data storage to the Cloud (OneDrive, Teams and SharePoint Online) as part of our Digital Transformation strategy (see the Information Services Plan for more information).
Data Security and Information Compliance
Regardless of where you store your data, you are still responsible for ensuring the data remains compliant with the University's: