Data Services & Collections
Data services collect, preserve and promote electronic resources that arise from research and teaching in specific specialist areas, for the access (normally free) and benefit of researchers, learners and teachers. A core and very visible part of their work is the preservation of online collections, ranging from historical databases, geospatial data to geological collections. JISC funds several data centres (organisations which carry out these and related services) which complement JISC's innovative work for the support of researchers and learners.
Key data services & collections activities
Managing Research Data (JISCMRD)
The scientific process is enhanced by managing and sharing research data. Good research data management practice allows reliable verification of results and permits new and innovative research built...
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...
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.
Institutional Innovation Programme
The Institutional Innovation programme represents a £13.08m investment aimed at supporting existing institutional strategies by providing solutions to institution-wide problems, based upon proven...
Electronic records management training package
Electronic records management requires staff from all levels/areas of an institution to appreciate their role/responsibilities as creators and users of electronic records.
Dealing with data
UKOLN was asked to undertake a small-scale consultancy for the JISC to investigate the relationships between data centres and institutions which may develop data repositories. The resulting...
Overlay journal infrastructure for Meteorological Sciences (OJIMS)
This project is a partnership between the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, led at the University of Leeds, and including the British Atmospheric...
Student assessment records
The objective of this pilot case study was to take the generic findings on records retention relating to the student assessment process in JISC's revised Study of the Records Lifecycle, from the...
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...
On behalf of UK education and research, Jisc Collections negotiates with publishers at a national level to procure and licence affordable digital content.
Landmap connects UK university researchers to the highest quality spatial data, including incredibly rich satellite images of the Earth’s surface.
Janet manages the operation and development of the UK’s research and education network.
Mimas is a national data centre based at the University of Manchester which hosts a significant number of the UK’s research information assets and builds applications to help people make the most of...
Digital Curation Centre
The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is a world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation with a focus on building capacity, capability and skills for research data management across...