Based at The University of Manchester, our purpose is to develop technology that makes information accessible to those who need it for education and research – whatever their field, and in the way that works best for them. Find out more about Mimas and our expertise, meet the team, or contact us to explore how we can work together to develop exciting new ways to access and disseminate your data.

Areas of Expertise

Analytics and Usage Data

Analytics and Usage Data

We develop services and tools that help UK academic libraries and institutions make evidence-based decisions and demonstrate their value and impact. More

Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented Reality (AR)

We’re creating AR applications to bring innovation to education, by developing new ways for students to discover supplementary information that cannot be seen by the naked eye. More

Cross-Mimas Expertise

Cross-Mimas Expertise

Some of our staff work across all of Mimas’ projects and services, providing advice, support and hands-on expertise wherever it is needed. More

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

We’re finding creative technical solutions to help people discover and interact with the materials held in the UK’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums. More

Geospatial Data

Geospatial Data

Through the development of robust infrastructure and eLearning materials we’re enabling the effective use of geospatial data and fully exploiting the benefits of these datasets for teaching, learning and research. More

Learning, Teaching and Professional Skills

Learning, Teaching and Professional Skills

We provide access to a wide variety of learning and teaching resources, both online and on the move. Our free to use and highly valued resources range from Open Educational Resources to online video tutorials to Augmented Reality apps. More

Library Services

Library Services

Our services and projects make library resources and materials discoverable on the Web, and help librarians to make informed decisions about the management of their collections. More

Linked Data

Linked Data

We’re undertaking significant research and development in the area of Linked Data, working to understand what this approach can offer to researchers, and what it takes to undertake RDF Linked Data modelling. More

Resource Discovery

Resource Discovery

We develop search and discovery tools that help students and researchers find the right information for their needs. More

Social and Economic Data

Social and Economic Data

We’re bringing high quality social and economic data to millions of users, and developing applications that make these data easier to use. The delivery of data is key to research … More

User Research

User Research

User and market research is at the heart of everything we do. We never begin a project or make a service change without speaking to our users first, and we monitor and analyse our usage constantly so that we know exactly how our services are used. More

Collaboration & Partnership

Mimas works in partnership with a wide range of academic, not-for-profit, intergovernmental and commercial organisations, as well as universities and colleges across the UK. We have a longstanding relationship with Jisc, developing services that support teaching, learning and research, and strong connections with research councils, especially the ESRC.

We are always interested in new projects and new challenges.   If you have a project you’d like to discuss with us, to explore how Mimas can open new doors to your data, then please get in touch.