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The  Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre (MCCRC) is a virtual research centre in which technology lawyers and computer scientists are working collaboratively on cutting-edge research challenges in cloud computing where technology and regulation intersect. MCCRC addresses complex and difficult areas of vital importance to governments, businesses, and communities around the globe. This collaboration involves the Cloud Legal Project at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London (CLP), which has been conducting pioneering research in the emerging field of cloud computing law since 2009, and the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory (CCL), a world class research centre working in key areas relevant to the development of cloud computing, including distributed systems, networking and security, associated with the Center for Science and Policy (CSaP), that provides the network and mechanisms for high-quality engagement between academics and policy professionals.