Jisc is collaborating with CASRAI on an exploratory basis to trial the CASRAI approach to developing harmonized vocabularies & data dictionaries to support interoperability of information required for key business processes around the management of research activity.


Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future.



The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) is a non-profit standards development organization. It’s an international community of leading research funders and institutions collaborating to ensure seamless interoperability of research information. CASRAI collectively develops and maintains a common data dictionary and advances best practices for data exchange and reuse between research teams, institutions, and funding agencies throughout the entire life-cycle of research activity.



David Baker – CASRAI
Catherine Grout – Jisc
Christopher Brown – Jisc

Christopher Brown is the Jisc Project Manager and Catherine Grout is now the Jisc Senior Responsible Owner for the pilot. Catherine and David act as the UK network directors. There are project manager & analyst roles for the working groups, as well as the working group chairs, and Jisc have other staff involved in the work helping to fit the groups outputs into the wider context and manage the groups

How can I get involved?

If you would like to become a member of one of the pilot’s Working Groups or find out more information please contact Christopher Brown.

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