Document Sharing and Storage

Northwestern provides a variety of file sharing solutions for effective collaboration among members of the University community as well as with external colleagues.

To request a consultation for your particular needs, contact the IT Support Center or your school or department technical support representative.  


Available to

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff


Evaluate Available Options

The Document Sharing and Data Storage Finder is a self-service, interactive tool to select storage services based on features important to you. Choose just those you want to learn more about, or explore and compare them all.


Usage Guidelines

  • When sharing files electronically, please follow all University Policies.
  • For the purpose of these guidelines, all University data will be referred to as public, internal, or legally/contractually restricted, as outlined in the University Data Access Policy.
  • References to sensitive data should be understood to mean any data that the compromise of, with respect to confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability, could adversely affect University interests or the privacy to which individuals are entitled.



  • Google Drive, OneDrive, and SharePoint at no cost
  • Research Data Storage is $137/TB/year



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