Office 365: Research sites


Office 365 Research Sites are a cloud hosted working space for University research groups and institutes. 

Research groups can use them to create, store and share everyday working files with University colleagues and externals as well as providing additional tools such as calendars, image libraries, announcements, discussions and web pages.

You can:

  • Collaborate on documents, track and review changes and see a full version history for the life of the document
  • Have a calendar to record dates, meetings, conferences
  • Use a task list to track project tasks and deadlines
  • Share and collaborate with people external to the University
  • Use an image library to store photos
  • Use Skype for Business to meet online with other researchers
  • Use a Discussion Board to discuss ideas online

Visit the example research site to have a look at what you can do.

Setting up a research site

Fill in the online form to request a research site

Click Raise a request and choose Office 365 Site request

Log in to IT Self Service

Team Site Administrators - Sign-up Sessions

During August, we are offering 30-minute sign-up slots to support site administrators.

  • Friday 16th August (10:00-12:00) 8 slots
  • Wednesday 21st August (14:00-16:00) 4 slots
  • Wednesday 28th August (10:00-12:00) 8 slots

If you would like to book a slot, then please email, your name, department and the type of support you would like during the session and your preferred date and time to: 

Office 365 Research sites

Visit the research demo site to see an example of what you can create

Research demo site