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

Staff training courses

We run training for staff that are managing and publishing information in an Office 365 site.

Site administrator training

It is recommended that site administrators who will be setting up and managing sites attend the Office 365: Setting up your University of Plymouth site course. There are two additional courses for site administrators:

Working with permissions in Office 365 sites

Office 365: Next steps with team sites

Site member training

It is recommended that anyone who is a site member and needs to upload and manage documents in a site attend the Office 365: Using your University of Plymouth site course.

Office 365 Research sites

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

Research demo site