JISC and the Research Councils each operate a number of data services, some of which are free to all academic users, and others of which deliver subscription services or are restricted to grant holders of the relevant Research Council. Users should check the access details provided by each service.
The two JISC data services, Edina and MIMAS both deliver a range of free and subscription services.
Amongst other services for example, Edina host Digimap, delivering Ordnance Survey digital data (subscription) and UKBorders, delivering administrative, electoral and census boundary data (free for registered Census data users), whilst MIMAS host the Landmap satellite and aerial photography imagery service and the ESDS International econometric data service (both free). The University Library and Archives manage the University's subscription for Digimap.
Research Council data services include:
The ESDS includes access to the Census Data Service and the UK Data Archive. In addition to the BADC, the Natural Environment Research Council NERC also provide a number of specialist services, primarily for the use of NERC grant holders, as do a number of other research councils.
Details of these services and of access arrangements are available from the services and research councils concerned.
The Research Councils, together with the Higher Education Funding Councils, fund a number of high performance compute facilities, including parallel and array processing capabilities.
Eduserv provides secure hosting services for government and education.
JISCMail is the National Academic Mailing List Service, designed specifically for the further and higher education and research communities.
JISCMail uses the web and email to enable groups of academics and support staff to talk to each other and to share information. There are thousands of groups covering many categories and it is possible to create groups of your own.