Jisc's value to the UK research and innovation sector
By providing critical digital infrastructure, cyber security services and sector-wide negotiating powers we've delivered significant financial and time savings for research and higher education institutions.
Jisc is proud to be a trusted partner of UK research and researchers, as a major provider of research infrastructure and services, and a partner in and authority on the use of network, cyber security, cloud, data, licensing, content and discovery to support research.
Digital technologies play a vital role in supporting an inclusive and collaborative research and innovation ecosystem across the UK and internationally. Jisc’s role in extending the deployment and reach of digital technologies is central to supporting the UK research and innovation sector to remain resilient, sustainable, inclusive and collaborative, and to continue to develop world-class research.
Notably, Jisc operates, protects and develops the Janet network – the ultra-fast UK National Research and Education Network (NREN), enabling access to the digital infrastructure that UK research relies on.
The overall impact of having a single body to provide critical digital infrastructure, cyber security services and sector-wide negotiating powers results in significant financial and time savings for research and higher education institutions, who would otherwise need to invest in procuring each of these services individually from commercial suppliers.