How would you solve the research challenges of the future?

Co-design Launch 2016 This week sees the launch of Jisc’s latest co-design challenge (#codesign16), a consultation to find the next set of big ideas for technology in education and research. There are 6 challenges in total, derived from our recently released set of visions, and now we need the help of Jisc members and other […]

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Research Data Alliance (RDA) Workshop in the UK

On the 2 November 2016, Jisc and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) will host their first joint workshop in Birmingham, UK. At the event topics include how to engage with the RDA, practical uses of RDA outputs, and discussions with groups working on Certification of Digital Repositories, Metadata Standards, Data Citation and Publishing Data. This […]

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UK Research Data Discovery Service – Alpha Site

The Jisc UK Research Data Discovery Service project is currently developing a discovery service that enables the discovery of UK research data (ensuring research data can be better used and the mechanisms to share it will be more efficient). If this meets university and researcher requirements the prototype (we hope!) could be taken forward as […]


Social Media Data in Research

An ESRC convened group looking at Big Data, in particular new forms of data such as social media data, led by Dave De Roure (Oxford e-Research Centre) is studying the use of social media for social research. A survey has recently been launched in order to help the group to learn more about how the […]