Introducing Alfresco

The Royal College is proud of our 2000 volunteers and all of our members who give their time, expertise and passion to support medical education. Now we’re able to provide a new tool to help make your work a little easier.

Introducing Alfresco, the Royal College’s secure online collaboration tool for all members, fellows and employees. You can access Alfresco at any time and from any place you have an Internet connection.

Login to Alfresco and get started

To start, open your web browser and enter the Alfresco website address:

  • Note: You will need a username and password to login. Watch the video or download instructions to learn how to login to Alfresco for the first time.

There are a few steps you need to follow but you only need to complete this initial set up once. You can bookmark this URL or add it to your favourites so it’s easy to find in the future.

Learn about Alfresco

Use the following resources to learn more about Alfresco and how to use it.

Step-by-step instruction guides

Why Alfresco?

Alfresco will help make it easier for you to review documents, share information and collaborate with working groups and committees. You can use Alfresco to:

  • collaborate with your colleagues and volunteers on shared projects;
  • share all types of files including word documents and presentations;
  • facilitate document feedback, with version control, without relying on email;
  • create a dashboard of all the projects you are working on and more!

Alfresco is part of the Royal College's Business Transformation initiative - known to many of us as BT. This is a tool that will help us achieve the goals under the BT initiative: improve collaboration, become more effective in how we do our work, and deliver new value to our members, stakeholders, volunteers and each other.

Features Benefits
Share working files
Document management
Version control and history
  • Improve how we collaborate and communicate with our teams
  • Eliminate / reduce printing, faxing, mailing and emailing of documents for team members who are at multiple locations
  • Reduces cost and makes it easier to manage the publication and distribution process
  • Defined document review processes
New tools, including blogs, wikis, calendars, discussion boards, personalized dashboard
  • Facilitate increased two-way communication
  • Create and manage interactive websites for projects and teams
  • Create and manage online calendars
  • Get feedback and ideas from a large audience quickly
Invite your team members to collaborate on projects and view documents
  • Reduce duplication of effort
  • Makes it easier to involve more people in the decision-making process
  • Enables more effective meetings
  • Easier for new employees / volunteers to get up to speed quickly on department / project activities
  • Set permission levels to control the level of access each team member has to the file


If you are a volunteer or part of a committee, please contact your Site Manager.

For help with setting up your password and logging in, contact the Royal College Services Centre at