JISC encourages the development of communities in a variety of areas relating to technology, education and research. By supporting these communities JISC can keep up-to-date with important topics, encourage discussion, and supply information to relevant interest groups.
Some communities are facilitated by JISC or JISC-funded initiatives. In these instances participants may need to meet qualifying criteria such as addressing specific technical issues or supporting a specific programme of work.
Key communities activities
e-Learning Frameworks and Tools programme
The e-Learning Framework is a service-oriented factoring of the core services required to support e-Learning applications, portals and other user agents.
Repositories and Preservation Programme
The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...
Users & Innovation: Personalising Technologies
Based on the needs of real end-users, the programme will identify areas where innovative user technologies and practices can increase efficiency.
Digital preservation & records management programme
Supporting institutions in long-term digital asset management and preservation forms a central theme of JISC's Digital Preservation and Records Management programme.
e-Learning Capital programme
The e-Learning Capital programme is an £11.36 million investment to support the sector in harnessing the potential of e-learning to support lifelong learners.
Alternate Reality Games for Orientation, Socialisation and Induction (ARGOSI)
Student retention is a key issue in Higher Education at the present time, and the quality of the induction
process has been identified as a factor that can affect retention. Current models of...
Cancer Imaging VRE
This project will develop a framework to allow researchers and clinicians involved in cancer imaging to share information, images and algorithms. It will achieve this by building on the Research...
Scots Words and Place-Names
Scots Words and Place-Names, University of Glasgow, Carole Hough, £79,524.87
This is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow Enroller Project, Scottish Language Dictionaries (SLD), and...
e-Infrastructure Use Cases and Service Usage Models
This project aims to gather and document concrete evidence of how e-infrastructure is, or is planned to be used as a facilitator of the research process across all major disciplines. This is not...
Engage Academic Groups with e-Infrastructure
The overall aim of the project is to improve the experience of research users of UK e-Infrastructure, and promote the use of UK e-Infrastructure to a wider set of users by engaging with different...