Network Storage

Supported with S Drive, FILR

We provide a solution for the central storage and management of data files.

Each department at SPH is allocated a “Shared Drive” (S: drive) for shared files.  Departmental S: drives have a default quota of 100GB, but can easily be increased at no cost to the department.

Staff and faculty can access the S: drive from any Mac or Windows computer, and from off-campus using the FILR web-based interface.

With the FILR service, you can access files on your S: drive from off-campus with nothing more than an Internet connection. (No VPN required.)  FILR allows you to download network-based files for offline editing.  Then simply re-upload your updated document when you are finished modifying it.

Please note:

Files classified as Data Security Level 3 or 4 may not be downloaded from FILR according to Harvard Security Guidelines. Refer to for details.

FILR is available at

Use your Harvard Key and Duo MFA to log in.

Key features and benefits

  • Accessible – data stored on our servers can be accessed by mapping (Windows) or mounting (Mac) shared drives while connected to the Harvard Chan School network, or accessed via browser from anywhere with internet connectivity.
  • Secure – Our file servers meet the requirements for data security levels 1-4. Access to data can be restricted to certain users as needed.
  • Reliable – Redundancies built into the system and 6 months of backups minimize the risk of data loss and ensure that data is always available.

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How to get started

In you are interested in using this service, please contact the helpdesk