Research communities

Groups for those in research roles to come together, share experiences and learn from each other.

Lab researchers working collaboratively at a computer

Digital research community group

Facilitating open sharing for research leaders, researchers and research support professionals within a secure community.

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

Equipment data user community

A forum to share experiences and help the development around university and research facility equipment.

Find out more about the equipment data user community and request to join.

FORRT community

A community of users integrating open scholarship into higher education and raising awareness of the pedagogical and social justice implications of open research.

Find out more about FORRT and request to join.

#FEResearchMeet community

A free and democratic movement building and supporting engagement with research in FE, led by practitioners, for practitioners.

Find out more about FEResearchMeet and request to join.

Learning and skills research network (LSRN)

An open network for people in HE and FE interested in research and the use of evidence to share ideas and work together. This volunteer-led group has a network of regional convenors who organise activities for practitioners to come together, collaborate and share.

Find out more about the learning and skills research network and how to get involved.

Octopus user community

A community for users of the Octopus service, and those interested in open science, research practice and related topics.

Find out more about the Octopus user community and request to join.

UK ORCID community

Bringing together members and prospective members of the UK ORCID consortium to share and compare experiences, good practice and guidance of ORCID integration in UK higher education and research organisations. 

Find out more about UK ORCID community and request to join.

Securing our communities with multi-factor authentication (MFA)

To access a community using Microsoft Teams, please make sure you install the MFA app. Find out more about why we use MFA.