JISC - Overview
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is an advisory committee to the funding councils and manages a programme of work through its sub-committees. Each sub-committee has a different focus. JISC has three additional standing sub-committees to consider the constitutional issues of the nomination of members, remuneration, and the audit of JISC activities.
Joint Information Systems Committee
JISC is funded by the UK HE and FE funding bodies to provide world-class leadership in the innovative use of ICT to support education and research.
JISC manages and funds more than 200 projects within 16 programmes. Outputs and lessons are made available to the HE and FE community.
JISC also supports 49 Services that provide expertise, advice, guidance and resources to address the needs of all users in HE and FE.
JISC's mission is to provide world-class leadership in the innovative use of Information and Communications Technology to support education and research
The JISC develops its activities on the following strategic themes:
- Network. Provides the UK’s national research and education network
- e-Learning. Identifies how learners, practitioners and educational institutions can benefit from e-learning
- Access Management. Provides controlled, secure access to resources through authentication and authorisation
- e-Research. Develops and supports technologies which facilitate all the processes involved in research
- Information Environment. Ensures convenient access to resources through the use of tools, better services and practice
- e-Administration. Increases the efficiency of administrative processes within institutions
- Content. Supports the community in its engagement with digital information and resources
- Business and Community Engagement. Aims to support institutions’ third stream mission to enhance their contribution to the economy and society
JISC delivers its mission through:
- innovative and sustainable ICT infrastructure, services and practice that support institutions in meeting their mission
- promoting the development, uptake and effective use of ICT to support learning and teaching
- promoting the development, uptake and effective use of ICT to support research
- promoting the development, uptake and effective use of ICT within institutions and in support of their management
- developing and implementing a programme to support institutions' engagement with the wider community
- continuing to improve its own working practices
JISC CETIS is a JISC Innovation Support Centre providing advice to the UK Higher and Post-16 Education sectors on educational technology and standards. Its web site brings together educational technology news, comment and analysis, as well as information on our community events. Its aim is to contribute to current debates and future thinking in this rapidly growing and changing field.
|Working Groups (WGs)
Working groups are set up to look at and report on specific issues. They may come within the remit of one or more of the JISC's committees.
Current Working Groups:
- Business & Community Engagement Advisory Group
- Digital Libraries in the Classroom Peer Review Panel
- Digitisation Advisory Group
- e-Infrastructure Advisory Board
- e-Framework Working Group
- e-Learning Capital Programme Advisory Board
- Information Environment Working Group
- IPR Advisory Group
- Jorum Steering Group
- JOS Work Programme Sub Group
- National e-Books Project Advisory Board
- Network Development Group
- PALS Interoperability and Metadata
- Pedagogy Steering Group
- Repositories and Preservation Advisory Group
- Scholarly Communications
- Strategic Content Alliance (formerly Common information environment)
- UK Access Management Federation Policy Board
- Users & Innovation: Personalising Technologies Working Group
- Virtual Research Envrionments Advisory Board
JISC is committed to enabling the UK education and research communities to engage in national and global collaborations. Working at the forefront of technology innovation for education and research, JISC establishes partnerships to collaborate with organisations to overcome the challenges of delivering world-class Information Communications Technology (ICT) solutions and services.
- Becta (British Education and Communications Technology Agency), UK
- British Library
- Higher Education Academy (The Academy), UK
- Digital Library Federation (DLF), USA
- Association for Learning Technology (ALT), UK
- UCAS UK
- Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) Australia
- Internet2 USA
- SURF Foundation The Netherlands
- Ministry of Education New Zealand