Help us shape a vision for how technology will support researchers in UK universities in 2020-2030

Could an intelligent digital research assistant become a must-have tool for academic research and open scholarship? Could a next generation scholarly communications platform enable new forms of research outputs and new channels for dissemination? We would like to draw your attention to our set of Visions for our future Research and Development work in Jisc. … Read more

Research Data Shared Service Pilot Institutions & Research Data Network

This blog post announces the results of the call for formal expressions of interest to be a pilot institution in Jisc’s research data management shared service and also announces an accompanying ‘Research Data Network’ to engage with interested institutions who are not part of the pilot. Pilot Institutions In October Jisc invited formal expressions of … Read more

Knowledge Exchange Survey on Training and Skills in RDM

In today’s changing research environment, there is a need for postgraduate students, researchers and research support staff to increase their data management and data sharing skills. Knowledge Exchange has created a survey addressing providers of research data management training and / or education materials in the 5 Knowledge Exchange partner countries (NL, FIN, DK, GER, … Read more

Research data management shared service tender – prequalification questionnaire due 19th January 2016 – register interest by 15th January 2016

Happy new year! Back in early December we launched a tender opportunity for the Jisc Research Data Management shared service. The notice has been circulated widely but just as a final announcement to try and reach those that may have missed it before, here is a reminder about the scope of the tender and the … Read more

Research metrics and indicators – some Jisc work

Introduction This blog post outlines some of the most important Jisc activities in the area of research metrics and indicators and, in particular, the data infrastructure underpinning them. The data underpinning metrics can be divided into that relating to objects, which need identifiers, and that relating to activity. Identifiers Identifiers for the key entities in … Read more

RDM Shared Service – Briefing Document and Updated Requirements

With just over a week to go before the RDM Shared Service workshops in Birmingham we have been delighted with the response and the interest from both HEI’s and system suppliers, with both events quickly reaching capacity. In advance of the workshops we have prepared a comprehensive briefing document outlining the current concepts and processes … Read more