EDINA

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EDINA is a UK-based data centre (funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee - JISC), which provides data applications delivered over the Internet and aimed primarily at Higher Education staff and students in the United Kingdom.

(In this context, a "data centre" is an organisation that provides a set of specific datasets which can either be downloaded, or accessed and manipulated directly over the Internet. The two other main UK-based data centres are MIMAS and the UKDA.)

It also conducts research and development (R&D) projects into the delivery of data across networks.

Although funded at a national level, EDINA operates through the University of Edinburgh, where it is a division of Information Services.

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EDINA front-end services (those accessed directly by the user) are available free at the point of use for students and academic staff in the UK working on and off campus. Access to most services involves licence or subscription by universities and colleges, and requires some form of authentication by end users. Some services are also provided to researchers beyond the UK academic sector.

Front-end services fall broadly into the following categories

  • Geospatial data (including Digimap, UKBORDERS, Go-Geo!,......
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