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Governance, strategy and policies

We contribute to, develop and implement the strategies, policies and governance that are fundamental to successful delivery of world-class IT to the collegiate University.

Strategic Plan for IT 2014-2018

The University has developed an IT Strategic Plan to ensure its members get the maximum benefit from IT – whether in research, teaching and learning, or administration.

The IT Strategic Plan is owned by the IT Committee and part of our role at IT Services is to ensure it is implemented successfully.

IT Capital Plan

The IT Capital Plan sets out a major investment portfolio for IT Services on a three-year rolling basis up to 2023. It aims to provide Oxford with the IT services and infrastructure required by a world-class university, and with a plan for development and innovation that keeps us at the forefront of IT provision in the global HE sector.

Governance and Assurance

The governance of IT in the University comes under the IT Committee (ITC), which reports to Council. ITC is advised by a series of IT Boards based around the major activities in the University. These Boards oversee existing central services and plan developments in their fields, including agreeing expenditure via the IT Capital Plan. There are currently IT Boards for Education, Infrastructure, Research, Business Systems, User Services and Excellence and Digital Content.

There are also at divisional level, cross-collegiate, and departmental IT Committees on which IT Services is represented.

We also offer forums for local IT Support Staff.

IT Policies, Guidelines and Rules

Access to centrally provided IT in the University and Colleges is subject to a series of policies, regulations, rules and guidelines.

To help users navigate their way through the various documents, we've gathered together a set of links to the IT rules. This includes the University’s regulations on the use of IT, rules and policy statements on specific issues, and external legal requirements.

Responsibility for ensuring the Regulations are implemented properly lies with the departments, faculties and colleges, who may have additional rules for use of facilities under their control. Queries regarding these polices should be directed to the Council Secretariat in the first instance.

Contact us

For more information, contact Stuart Lee, Deputy CIO of IT Services:  stuart.lee@it.ox.ac.uk