The Digital Research Services (DRS) programme is to deliver and maintain a comprehensive and integrated suite of digital services for the University’s research community.  These services can support any phase of the researcher journey from concept to exploitation.  

The vision of the programme is to deliver a fully integrated Digital Research Service that supports all aspects of research IT needs. 


The ISG planning round proposal for this programme has four areas:

Research Analysis and Simulation Platforms: the e-infrastructure, tools and services to deliver computational research including high throughput and performance compute services

Research Data Service Platforms: services to manage our research data and to perform data driven research, such as underlying data storage and archiving services;

Research Collaboration: services to raise the external visibility of our research, facilitate and broaden collaboration and to establish internal and external partnerships

Research Outreach: the people-driven support services such as: research facilitators to guide researchers to appropriate services; training in computational methods, programming languages, analysis packages, data analytics and data management.


As budget has not been confirmed and the DRS Steering Group has yet  to meet this year, the 20-21 DRS Portfolio has not been established.  The current RSS projects are all 19-20 projects and can be seen via RSS Programme 20-21.

Portfolio Info

Digital Research Services
Portfolio Manager
Maurice Franceschi
Business Contact
Anthony Weir

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