Toolkit for collaborative working Toolkit for collaborative working

Microsoft Office Creative Commons add-in

Creative Commons licenses allow authors and creators to express their intentions regarding how their works may be used by others. The add-in allows the selection of a license, downloads it from the Creative Commons website, and inserts it directly into the working document.

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Google Drive

Free cloud-based file storage system. Upload or create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms and more. Google Drive allows sharing and real-time collaborative editing.

Note to researchers: cloud storage may not be appropriate for research or sensitive data, on grounds of security and because the data may be stored on servers outside the EU.

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Trello

As well as being a great to-do list manager, Trello works well as a shared project management tool. You can invite as many people to your boards as you like. Share out tasks by dragging and dropping people to cards, and use comments and attachments to facilitate discussion.

Free basic plan - £ for premium features

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Dropbox

Rather like Google Drive, Dropbox is a cloud-based file storage service - but it also synchronises your files to your own computer and devices, so you can work on them offline too. Share large files (e.g. videos) with friends and family by simply sending them a link. You can also share projects with collaborators by inviting them to a shared folder.

Free basic plan - £ for premium features

Note to researchers: cloud storage may not be appropriate for research or sensitive data, on grounds of security and because the data may be stored on servers outside the EU.

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