Computing at McGill

This page has information about policies and services related to computing at McGill.

Responsible use of IT resources

Software and services

  • McGill's campus software program centrally licenses and distributes software used in teaching, research and administration at the University. For more information, see Software Licensing.
  • McGill provides centralized file storage space for students, faculty and staff. For more information, see File Storage and File Management.
  • McGill employees who need tools to share documents and collaborate with a group of people can request to have CenterStage space created for them. For more information, see Document Management Solutions.

Best practices

Research data

Special consideration needs to be taken when handling research data to ensure that the data is stored in a secure location that is backed up and that respects the privacy and confidentiality requirements of the data. If you are involved in a research project and aren't sure how to handle your research data files, speak with your supervisor.

For more information, please visit the Research and International Relations web site, and specifically the following policy documents:

Administrative data

McGill employees should take addition care to ensure that the policies with respect to personal data and other confidential data are respected at all time. For more information, see Policy on the Responsible Use of McGill Information Technology Resources.

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