R & D project

Octopus: creating a new primary research record for science

Developing a ground-breaking global service which could positively disrupt research culture for the better.

  • Started 6 Aug 2021

  • Expected outcome:

    New service

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Open access
Research and research data
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Our project partners

Octopus Publishing Community Interest Company (CIC)
Research England (UKRI)
UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN)

Meet the project team

Liz Bal
Liz Bal

Director of open research services, Jisc

John Kaye
John Kaye

Head of change, research, Jisc

Lola Harre
Lola Harre

Product manager – Octopus, Jisc

Dr Alexandra Freeman

Dr Alexandra Freeman

Director, Octopus Publishing Community Interest Company (CIC)

Claire Fraser

Claire Fraser

Senior Policy Adviser, Research England, UK Research and Innovation

Project timeline

Alpha version released for user testing


Octopus: creating a new primary research record for science project starts.