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Jisc provides world-class digital solutions for research and education providers, science parks, local government, and the public sector. At the heart of Jisc is the super-fast national research and education network (NREN), Janet, with built-in cyber security protection.

Based on 30 years’ experience within research and education, Jisc understands the importance of collaboration between strategic and industry partners, government organisations and public and privately funded institutions. 


Jisc supports research customers by streamlining the management of cloud, connectivity and cyber security systems so they work in harmony across your stakeholders.


The Janet Network – a world-class NREN, eighteen million users rely on the Janet Network to stay connected. Whoever you want to collaborate with, Jisc has reliable, secure connectivity covered.

  • Capacity – exchange vast amounts of data in seconds – Janet currently carries three petabytes of data each day
  • Scalability – whether it’s a research-intensive organisation connected at 100Gbits/s or a smaller institution running 1Gbits/s, Jisc monitor usage and manage capacity planning
  • Global reach – 600+ direct peerings to key education and research network facilities and cloud providers (including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Apple), key content providers (BBC, Facebook, Netflix, Akamai) as well as supporting international collaborations
  • Secure – built-in, world-class cyber security protection – all Janet IP connections include DDoS mitigation and protection by our computer security and incident response team (CSIRT) 


Through Jisc’s approved reseller partnerships with AWS and Microsoft, and access to the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace and OCRE cloud framework, Jisc can ensure you get the best deal on your new or existing cloud services. Offering technical expertise and in-depth knowledge, Jisc work with you towards digital transformation in your organisation.

Cyber security

A core Janet IP connection already includes a range of cyber protection services as standard. What’s more, Jisc’s services align with the National Cyber Security Centre’s Ten Steps, so you can rest assured that Jisc is a trusted partner here to support you.

Whether you are collaborating with external partners, sharing data or knowledge, or looking to transform your digital operations; Jisc will enable you to embrace digital, helping you every step of the way to achieve your goals and ambitions.

See the Jisc service catalogue.

Customer feedback

“In recent years we’ve seen an explosion in data and uptake in scientific activity, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Janet networking capability and shared data centre space we access from Jisc gives us flexibility to increase capacity and meet demand”

Dr Steven Newhouse, European Bioinformatics Institute

Read how the Janet Network powered a collaboration between EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and UK Biobank

Jisc’s vision is for the UK to be the most digitally advanced research and education nation in the world.

See how Jisc can enable your digital transformation.



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