Christopher Brown

Senior co-design manager

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A Festival for Persistent Identifiers

Introduction “Open identifiers deserve their own festival” say the organisers of PIDapalooza and if you have any interest in Persistent Identifiers (... >>

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I’m a senior co-design manager working in the research team in digital futures.

I manage and support a number of innovation projects related to research data, research information, research analytics, research tools, open science, standards and work that supports researchers throughout the whole research lifecycle.

I actively support the work of international organisations, such as the Research Data Alliance, engage with international standards groups, such as CASRAI, and keep a watching brief on developments with persistent identifiers to ensure Jisc is positioned correctly with national and international developments.


My work at Jisc has always been focussed on research and I was previously programme manager for the access and identity management (AIM), virtual research environments (VRE) and research tools programmes. 

Prior to Jisc I worked for OMII-UK at the University of Southampton as user community liaison team leader. Before working in higher education, I had extensive experience in ITC including requirements gathering, software/database development, team leading and project management in the commercial sector.


Media coverage

Next-generation research environments
Research Information, November 2016