The awards were launched in 1996 and provide accolades for public sector organisations that have harnessed technology to provide better services and a better deal for the UK taxpayer
Janet has won the shared services category at the UK Government Computing Awards for Innovation.
The award was presented by Michael White of the Guardian.
Tim Marshall, chief executive of Janet(UK), commented: "Following on from our success in the eGovernment awards earlier this year this is further confirmation of the tangible benefits that Janet delivers to both its customers and the tax payer.
"Driven by the exacting demands of research and higher education the benefits of the network are then able to be shared to meet demands right across the UK educational landscape".
David Wallace, director of the Newton Institute at Cambridge and formerly chair of the UK e-Science programme said: "I am delighted that the Janet team has received this award.
"They provide services which are internationally competitive and really serve the UK academic community".
"In such a fast moving field, they are always looking to innovate and have a proven track record in doing so.The award is thoroughly deserved."