Maintaining and developing an effective e-infrastructure, nationally, internationally and at institutional level requires foresight of likely future developments and their potential impact, as well as planning built on an awareness of the needs of researchers and those who support them. Share your views on our blog and help shape the future.
Research drives innovation. Now, more than ever before, advanced information and communications technologies (ICT) drive innovative research.
JISC is investing heavily in developing an e-infrastructure for research, based on the Janet network, to enable researchers across all disciplines to access the tools and resources needed for modern ICT-intensive research.
Networks, grids, data centres, content and collaborative environments are all part of the e-infrastructure. Supporting operations centres, service registries, single-sign on, certificate authorities, training and help-desk services can also be included. By e-Infrastructure we mean the integration of these technologies and organisations to support ICT-intensive research.