Dropbox for Business

HMS Information Technology

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Harvard Medical School Information Technology is pleased to bring Dropbox for Business to our research community. The new offering is positioned to enable secure, supported and Harvard University sanctioned 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.


  • HMS Quad-based Staff/Faculty/PostDoc/GradStudent appointment
  • OnQuad and Invited Users are eligible.
  • Users MUST register using their "Primary" HMS email address. Alias' are not recognized by Dropbox.
  • No non-Harvard email addresses (e.g. gmail, yahoo, etc)
  • Up to Harvard Level 3 Data Only (No Level 4 Data at this time)


  • Available to all HMS Quad-based Staff/Faculty/PostDocs. HMS affiliates do not qualify for this license.
  • Students who work in HMS-based research labs are also eligible. (No verification needed)
  • Supported Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Registration: by Harvard email only

Requesting a Dropbox Account

Dropbox Accounts are available for:

  • Subsidized HMS Dropbox Accounts can be requested by most Quad-based Harvard Medical School users.
  • Only official hms.harvard.edu email addresses can be used to create an HMS Dropbox account. Account aliases and non-HMS email addresses are not recognized under the subsidized program.
  • 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.

Click HERE to request your account, today!

Questions? Check the FAQs!

Dropbox for Business Administration Whitepaper