Providing essential infrastructure to power your research


How does 'the Crick' enable secure research?

There’s a balance to be struck between operational freedom and security. For a research centre like the Francis Crick Institute, that means enabling its biomedical researchers to safely collaborate and analyse large amounts of sensitive data, sometimes across international borders.

Read how the Francis Crick Institute are embracing new ways of working.


Supporting open science with infrastructure

When Nathan Cunningham, head of research computing, Norwich Bioscience Institutes (NBI), was working at the Polar Data Centre he realised that access to this rich data was limited and didn’t go beyond the biological and environmental research communities.

Read how working in the Antarctic made Nathan realise research data needs to be better connected.

Our research and innovation strategy

Case study

Nicola Bibby, head of information services, systems and technology, The Courtauld

“Resilience was a big issue for us. We wanted everything out of our building and into the cloud. The most pressing reason was our plan to transform our public galleries because while this work has been taking place our teaching staff and students have had to move to a new campus."

See how The Courtauld seamlessly transitioned to a lower cost cloud provision (pdf).



European Open Science Cloud: Improving research collaboration across Europe

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an ambitious initiative of the European Commission (EC) to create a platform to support Open Science and Open Research Data across Europe. Matthew Dovey looks at where we are now, and ahead for research collaboration in Europe.



Keeping up with deteriorating data

Deciding to do nothing about preservation could be a disaster, says Paul Stokes, senior co-design manager at Jisc.

Member story

How Preservation is helping St George’s Medical School, University of London manage their reputation.

Kirsten Hylan, records manager at St George’s Medical School, University of London shares how when it comes to records, preservation helps manage risk in case something goes wrong and, consequently, manage reputation.

Janet Network

Big data in biology - how it helps the world and why it needs bandwidth

At Networkshop49, Ewan Birney, deputy director general, EMBL outlined the changes in how important data science has become for biological and health research, from pandemic genomic tracking through to human genomics.

Watch the full recording
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Ciaran Magee, ICT manager at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

“We’re currently moving four terabytes of data from Australia to Armagh. To be able to transfer the data across networks is infinitely better and the links are always improving. With the Janet Network we are on a one-gig network and from next year we’ll be upgrading that."

Find out how astronomers are transferring data around the globe.

Infrastructure services to support research


Janet Network
The UK’s national research and education network (NREN).

Access the knowledge you want, when you want it, wherever you are.

OCRE cloud framework
Access EU-compliant cloud providers across Europe.

Cyber security
To help you get the most from your Jisc membership, we work to protect the Janet Network and connected organisations.

Services to support your journey to open research


Keep your digital assets and digital collections usable.

Research outputs repository DPS
Save time purchasing a repository for research outputs.

Access millions of research papers from around the world.

Sherpa services
Make informed and confident decisions in open access publication and compliance.

Join our digital research community

Our digital research community provides a safe space for researchers, research leaders, research managers and other professionals in the field to explore how technology and innovation can help improve current research practices.

Find out more about the digital research community and how to join.



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