The Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of 13 institutions in the new Jisc Research Data Shared Service Pilot.

As the only consortium represented amongst those selected, CREST will bring together up to 21 smaller and specialist higher education institutions under the auspices of it’s pilot, greatly expanding the reach and scope of the project.

The CREST pilot will build on the excellent work of its previous research data project ‘A consortial approach to Research Data Management Systems: Small and Specialist’ which was funded by Jisc under the Research Data Spring initiative.

Andy Dixon, Director of CREST and Director of Research at University of Chichester said “We’re delighted to be selected as one of the Jisc Research Data Shared Service Pilots, CREST has already been working collaboratively on our response to research data challenges amongst smaller and specialist institutions and are excited to participate in this new initiative.”

Through the pilot CREST hopes to highlight the specific and varied challenges faced by smaller and specialist institutions in developing effective research infrastructure, and highlight the lessons that may be learned by all institutions in meeting increasingly complex requirements in a resourceful and creative way.

For more details about the Jisc initiative visit the Research Data blog.

To follow the progress of our pilot, and read about our research data projects to date, visit our Project blog.