Christopher Brown

Product manager

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I’m a product manager working in the open research services team within the digital resources directorate.

I currently manage the UK ORCID Consortium and lead on developing a national persistent identifier research strategy. I also support a number of projects, activities and community groups in areas such as research notebooks, research data, research information, research analytics, open research, standards development, and work that supports researchers throughout the whole research lifecycle.

I actively support the work of international organisations, such as the Research Data Alliance (where I co-chair the National PID Strategies Working Group), engage with international groups and projects, and keep a watching brief on developments with persistent identifiers and research notebooks 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 senior co-design manager in research and innovation. Before that I was 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