Research & Innovation
JISC programmes are contributing to the UK government's research and innovation agenda by helping researchers develop and apply next generation digital technology. Previously intractable research challenges are now opening up to scientific scrutiny thanks to the use of advanced software tools and hardware infrastructure as part of the research process. This is leading to innovation in a range of fields from drug discovery to aircraft engine maintenance to the study of ancient manuscripts.
Key research & innovation 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...
Research infrastructure programme
Computation has become a key component to many research areas. Provision of mid-level systems, the integration of appropriate applications and collaborative technologies sitting upon leading-edge...
Virtual research environment programme
The programme seeks to involve all sectors of the research community and recognises the need to support research activities within and across disciplinary boundaries.
Following the initial five year investment in the UK e-Science infrastructure, the vision for the e-Infrastructure programme is to enhance and consolidate the current technologies and establish...
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...
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...
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...
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...
National Centre for Text Mining (Phase 2)
With an overwhelming amount of knowledge recorded in texts, it is imperative to use automated techniques that can identify, extract, manage, integrate and exploit this knowledge for research and...
National Grid Service Phase 3
The mission of the National Grid Service is to provide coherent electronic access for UK researchers to all computational and data based resources and facilities required to carry out their research,...
Technology and Standards Watch (TechWatch)
TechWatch anticipates developments in information and communication technologies that might have high impact on the core business of Further and Higher Education in five to ten years' time.
JISC infoNet helps managers in UK colleges and universities to plan, manage and use technology so your organisation can deliver excellent quality learning, teaching and research.
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...
OSS Watch (Open Source Software Advisory Service)
OSS Watch provides unbiased advice and guidance on the use, development and licensing of free and open source software to UK colleges and universities.
UKOLN runs a Jisc Innovation Support Centre that provides advice and guidance to UK universities on the strategic and technical implications of technologies in digital libraries, information...