The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) supports tertiary education and research in the United Kingdom through technology innovation programs and by the central support of information and communication technology services. The JISC Board and its sub-committees are senior managers, academics and technology experts working in UK further and higher education. The JISC is funded by the UK tertiary education funding bodies and works with the UK research councils.
The JISC also works internationally with organizations in support of the global infrastructure to ensure appropriate and sustainable information and communication technologies provision for the UK education and research communities. The JISC has supported the development of digital preservation through its Digital Preservation and Records Management and predecessor programmes and collaboratively supports services such as the Digital Curation Centre. The JISC legal service provides the tertiary education sector with legal information in order to prevent legal issues from becoming a barrier to the adoption of information and communications technologies in learning, teaching and administration.