Get started with Google Docs

Get Started with Google Docs

Google Docs isweb-based word processing application that helps you collaborate on project documents from any location. By storing your documents online, you can invite collaborators to edit and comment on a specific document. Up to ten collaborators can access the document from any internet-connected computer, and edit in real-time.
  • Share your project documents and other useful resource material with collaborators in different parts of the world
  • Allow your collaborators to view and edit on one online document; this eliminates the problem of having several edited draft versions that arise out of email collaboration
  • Organize your project collaboration in one online location with added benefits of search and chat options              .      

How to access Google Docs


You need a account to access Google Docs. 

  • You can access Google Docs from your Drive: 
  • Need to invite non CGIAR staff?  Ask them to share with you their Google account (e.g. a address) or create a personal account
Not from CGIAR?

We set up user accounts for CGIAR staff members only. If you’re not a staff member, you can be invited with your Google account.  If you don’t have one yet, click here to create a personal Google account.

Training Video

  • If you're new to Google Docs, watch this 3-minute video to learn more about creating and collaborating on documents.

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