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.

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

11 Programmes
  • 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...

44 Projects
  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...