Funders are increasingly funding large projects that are collaborative efforts across institutions and even across countries. This provides its own challenges as projects are often large-scale and multi-disciplinary.
The UK Data Service provides lots of advice which we refer to on a regular basis
To support collaborative working of this sort, it is very easy to share project folders in your SharePoint site.
Creating a SharePoint site
Adding an external collaborator to your SharePoint site
Alternative service: File Drop
File Drop is a service which makes it easy to send and receive files up to 2.0 GB between members of the University (staff and students) and between the University and outside (3rd parties, e.g., research collaborators) without using email which often has tight restrictions on the size of attachments.