As a Microsoft provided service, OneDrive for Business is designed to work well with Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint), but it can also be used for virtually any other type of document.
It can also be used for personal research data, but please note that you should also not use OneDrive for Business for research data where the funding body has explicitly stipulated that the data must be physically housed within the University.
The University will shortly be publishing new policies on information security, including an information classification policy. While any University information – however confidential – may be stored on OneDrive for Business, it remains your responsibility to make sure that all information is appropriately secured. In particular you must be aware of the recommendations around synchronisation of OneDrive for Business below.
You should not use OneDrive for Business as a group filestore nor for any data which needs to be preserved for the long term. You should also not use it for any non-University documents or files, such as personally owned digital music or photographs.