Research

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

Cloud

Blog

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.

Research repository

Member story

Cardiff University: “Jisc’s research repository will help us promote and support open research practices”

Kellie Snow, research data manager at Cardiff University talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of why it’s important to share research data and how doing so can speed up developments like vaccines and new treatments.

Preservation

Blog

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
Download the transcript (.docx)

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 seemlessly transitioned to a lower cost cloud provision (pdf).

Infrastructure services to support research

Services

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

OpenAthens
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

Services

Preservation 
Keep your digital assets and digital collections usable.

Research repository
A next generation repository for all your digital objects.

Research systems connect
Join up your digital research management platforms.

Research repository plus
A single, shared service to manage, store, preserve and share all your digital research outputs

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

CORE
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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