Jisc’s work supports all stages of the research lifecycle. Use the diagram below to find out about the JISC services that can help at each stage, or about the development work JISC is funding to enable researchers to make even better use of advanced information and communications technologies.

How Jisc is helping researchers

Research 3.0 campaign

Jisc’s work supports all stages of the research lifecycle. Use the diagram below to find out about the Jisc services that can help at each stage, or about the development work Jisc is funding to enable researchers to make even better use of advanced information and communications technologies.

Our briefing papers show how Jisc supports researchers across different disciplines.

Briefing papers
Arts and humanities Physical sciences Managing research data  
Biomedical sciences Social sciences  
 

Research Lifecycle diagram

Click on the words in the diagram for more information about each stage of the lifecycle

Research Lifecycle Diagram

 

Ideas

Literature search, finding resources, background reading. JISC provides access to contentresource discovery, text mining services and help with Web 2.0 social networking tools.

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Partners

Tools to help find partners range from social networking tools, such as Facebook, to MyExperiment and other tools supported by Jisc Virtual Research Environments.

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Proposal writing

Most research funders require a data management plan. The Digital Curation Centre provides a checklist (PDF) to help you develop one.

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Simulate, experiment, observe

Research processes vary enormously across disciplines. For example, the National Grid Service provides access to data and distributed computing resources for large calculations or simulations. Janet lightpath can transmit large data volumes from point to point and be used to control experiments remotely. The Access Grid could help with collaborative performance at a distance.

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Manage the data

Researchers are increasingly required to have data management plans. The DCC helps with this (see under proposal writing) and has a range of how-to guides and other support to deal with practicalities.

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Analyse data

The National Grid Service can help with data analysis, especially if large calculations are involved. Data analysis could be part of the research process, for example, in the case of a social survey. Jisc supports several data centres, for example at Mimas Edina and the ESDS

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Share data

Raw or processed data needs to be curated and kept so others can access and use it. Jisc is helping to develop well managed data repositories and good resource discovery tools.

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VREs

Virtual Research Environments provide tools to help manage the research process part of the lifecycle and are especially valuable for large teams collaborating across institutions or even countries. Jisc has developed ways to access resources securely. The Access and Identity Management programme is developing improved access and security methods.

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Publication

Publishing in an Open Access journal or repository could increase the visibility of your research. Publishers' policies on copyright and Open Access are listed at ROMEO 

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