UW-Madison Box - Project Directories

This document explains how to use Project Directories to collaborate in UW-Madison Box.

If you plan on sharing files with a research group, department or team of people over time, you can request a Project Directory to use for collaboration. A Project Directory is a UW-Madison enterprise Box account that is not owned by an individual user. Instead, requesting a Project Directory results in the creation of a special collaboration folder that will be used to manage group files and folders.

Project Directories usually have more than one co-owner associated with them to insure continuity of access in the event that one of the co-owners leave the University. Once the folder is available the co-owners may then share folder access with other Box users as desired.

Why Use a Project Directory?

The main advantage to using a Project Directory instead of an individually owened collaboration folder is that files and folders contained within the Project Directory folder will not be subject to deletion in connection with NetID service deactivations.

Requesting a Project Directory

To request a project directory, submit a request form with the appropriate information. Co-owners of the Project Directory will be responsible for communicating with UW-Madison Box administrators once the directory has been created.

After clicking the Request Project Directory button to submit the form, your request will be reviewed and processed by the UW-Madison Box team, who will respond within 1-3 business days.

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Owner:Jeannine B.Group:Box
Created:2014-01-02 13:21 CDTUpdated:2018-02-09 15:53 CDT
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