Please note that, while no timeline has been set, ITS plans to transition to Microsoft OneDrive as our official cloud storage solution and will retire Box. We recommend using OneDrive for your storage needs, particularly if you intend to store data which contains PHI/PII.
OneDrive cloud storage is offered as part of WCM’s O365 suite. It allows you to store, share, and collaborate on files in the cloud. The OneDrive sync client can be installed on your laptop, desktop, phone and/or tablet to let you access files from any device. (Note: Windows PCs must be ITS-tagged in order to access OneDrive.)
OneDrive is the preferred method for storing WCM high-risk data, like PHI and PII. OneDrive can be used to share files with Weill Cornell Medicine faculty, staff, and students. WCM users are also able to share files with peers at our major affiliate institutions, including NYP, MSKCC, Rockefeller University, Cornell University, and HSS (view our full list of affiliates). For sharing with institutions not part of this list, please open a ticket at our myHelpdesk site.
Use our End-User Storage Comparison to help you find the best storage option for your needs.
With OneDrive for Business you can:
- Store and organize work documents securely in the cloud
- Share files with your coworkers via a link so they can review or edit the content instead of sending large attachments
- Sync documents stored in the cloud to your computer or device so you can access files offline
- Up to 1TB of storage
Please note: For security purposes, OneDrive can only be used to share high-risk data (i.e. PHI or PII-related content) with Weill Cornell Medicine faculty, staff, and students.
Cost and Fees
OneDrive is available at no additional cost. For information on current pricing for all of our storage options, visit our Rates page under the “Data Storage” category.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use OneDrive to store and share HIPAA or PHI-related content?
OneDrive is the preferred method for storing WCM high-risk data (i.e. PHI, PII) in the cloud.
Currently, you can use OneDrive to share high-risk data only with Weill Cornell Medicine faculty, staff, and students. We are working rapidly to enable external data sharing and collaboration with affiliate institutions, including NYP.
Can I share files on OneDrive with people outside of WCM?
ITS has an approved list of affiliates you can share data with on OneDrive. You can share files with anyone using these domains in their email address:
On which devices can I use OneDrive, or install the OneDrive sync client?