Dropbox for Business

Harvard Medical School Information Technology is pleased to bring Dropbox for Business to our research community. The new offering is positioned to enable a secure, Harvard University sanctioned tool for storage, sync, and share. Our mission is to establish sustainable use of this tool to support research and collaboration within HMS and with external collaborators.

Dropbox ending support for Internet Explorer 11

Effective October 2020, Dropbox will be ending support for Internet Explorer 11. If you are currently using Internet Explorer 11 to access your personal of HMS Dropbox for Business account via the internet, please upgrade to a supported web browser.

Supported browsers include Edge, Chrome Firefox or Safari.

Dropbox for Business offers HMS a secure way to store, sync, and share data across platforms and across the globe. It Keeps your computer up to date with your working files. Even entire Labs can promote collaboration via SmartSync, which provides a platform for accessing shared data without taking up valuable space on your computers.

  • HMS Quad-based staff, faculty, postdocs, and grad students are eligible for Dropbox accounts
  • On-Quad and Invited Users are eligible for Dropbox accounts
  • Non-Harvard email addresses (e.g. gmail, yahoo, etc) cannot be used with Dropbox
  • Up to Harvard Level 3 Data only! Level 4 Data is not available at this time

Requesting a Dropbox Account

  • Request your Dropbox for Business account.
  • Subsidized HMS Dropbox Accounts can be requested by most Quad-based Harvard Medical School users.
  • Once an HMS Dropbox account is created, folders can be shared with any valid email address or Dropbox account holder.
  • The form must be submitted by, and the terms accepted by, the actual hms.harvard.edu account owner.

To date, we have over 800 HMS users already leveraging this secure Harvard-sanctioned tool for storing, syncing and sharing a total of nearly 60 Terabytes of data.

Features for HMS

Want to Use Dropbox for Business?

Eligible users can request an account today at Dropbox.hms.harvard.edu/join

Having trouble signing in?

Find answers in Knowledge base Article KB0010852.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact the HMS IT Service Desk by calling 617-432-2000 or send email to dropbox@hms.harvard.edu.