This page has information about policies and services related to computing at McGill.
Responsible use of IT resources
- All members of the McGill community are expected to follow the responsible computing practices set out by the University. For information on McGill's policies relating to computing, please see Policy on the Responsible Use of McGill Information Technology 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.
- McGill IT has put together a Best Practices Roadmap to help you learn how to secure your computers and keep your files backed up and your personal information safe.
- To stay up to date on the latest security news, visit the Home & Office Security News and Current Threat Activity news sources from Trend Micro.
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:
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.