UCISA bids for funds to support the development of toolkits and to share best practice. Examples include the development of a resource to allow the financial cost of IT downtime
to be calculated, the Information Security Toolkit
and a set of resources for implemention of ITIL
in a higher education setting.
In addition to this, UCISA maintains ongoing relationships
with key organisations within the sector and keeps a watching brief on areas of interest such as shared services
. UCISA also has membership of a number of steering and advisory groups, detailed below.
- Research identifier task and finish group;
- Information Standards Board Supplier Special Interest Group;
- Future Leaders Programme Steering Group;
- HESA User Group;
- UCAS Council;
- And a number of steering groups for JISC programmes.