Stanford Slack for School of Medicine Users

Why Use Slack?

Stanford Slack is the recommended chat and collaboration platform and is free for the School of Medicine community.

At Stanford, collaboration is at the heart of what we do. And Slack is a tool that can help us collaborate with each other, better.

Slack brings teams together in real-time. It can run on your desktop, the web, or your phone, and stays in sync when you switch from one to the other. 



Be a Slack(er)

Become a member of Stanford Slack. It's the enterprise version of Slack that gives teams within Stanford separate, but connected, workspaces across the university.

Join Slack and Find a Workspace

Find workspaces that are connected to your work. Direct message anyone with a Stanford Slack account.  

If you're a first-time user, you'll need to create a Stanford Slack account. Once you have an account, review Slack's guide Getting Started to learn the basics, including how to send a direct message.

If you have a Stanford Slack account, you can find workspaces. Search for the School of Medicine workspace and request to join.

If you have a Stanford Slack account, you can access Slack from multiple devices.

Get Help Creating New Workspace

If your group wants to collaborate on Slack, contact TDS's slack experts (you'll need to log in to access the form).  More We'll help you create a Slack workspace and design a structure that aligns with how your team works. We can also help you create a channel within a workspace or share a channel across two workspaces.


Get More From Slack

You have the freedom to tweak Slack and expand your capabilities, so your team can do their best work every day.

Slack Integrations

With Slack integrations, you can streamline other tools you use —  such as Trello or Outlook —  into a single interface. This helps you automate certain tasks and do others more efficiently. Hundreds of integrations are available in the Slack App Directory

Slack's Guides

If you're using Slack, explore Slack's online guides to learn how to do more.

Recommended Workspaces and Channels to Join

Below are a few suggested Stanford workspaces and channels you might want to check out.



Resources & Training

Tips, tricks, and resources to enhance your Slack experience.

Need Slack Help?

TDS's Slack experts can consult with you about the best way to use the tool.

Data Security

Stanford Slack is approved for Low, Mederate, and High Risk Data, other than protected health information (PHI). Non-PHI High Risk data should be shared in private channels or direct messages only.

Instant Messaging with PHI

For two-way HIPAA-compliant messaging, Spok Mobile is the preferred tool. For Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health employees, Voalte is the preferred platform for HIPAA-compliant team communication and text messaging.

Slack in Action

Explore user stories to find out how your colleagues in the School of Medicine are using Slack.