Providing essential infrastructure to power your research.

Our role in research and innovation

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.

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Our digital research community provides a safe space for researchers, research leaders, research managers and other professionals in the field to explore how technology and innovation can help improve current research practices.

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

Demystifying open monographs

UKRI’s open access policy for monographs went live on 1 January 2024, but preparation for the practical implementation has been much longer in the making. Elaine Sykes, head of open research at Lancaster University, explains how the last twelve months have seen their library team work tirelessly to bring open monographs to the forefront of planning.

Find out what the future of open research looks like for Lancaster University.

Nicola Bibby, head of information services, systems and technology, The Courtauld

“Resilience was a big issue for us. We wanted everything out of our building and into the cloud. The most pressing reason was our plan to transform our public galleries because while this work has been taking place our teaching staff and students have had to move to a new campus."

See how The Courtauld seamlessly transitioned to a lower cost cloud provision (pdf).

Infrastructure services to support research

From connectivity to cyber, we've got you covered.

Janet Network
The UK’s national research and education network (NREN).

Access the knowledge you want, when you want it, wherever you are.

OCRE cloud framework
Access EU-compliant cloud providers across Europe.

Cyber security
Building robust defences across the sector.

Services to support your journey to open research

Removing barriers, embedding open practices and developing open infrastructure.

Keep your digital assets and digital collections usable.

Research outputs repository DPS
Save time purchasing a repository for research outputs.

Sherpa services
Make informed and confident decisions in open access publication and compliance.

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