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KIS record 2014/15

KIS record 2014/15


This section is an introduction and overview of the C14061 KIS record collection.

  • Introduction - Background information relating to the collection

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Data specification

This section contains information about the record specification.

  • Coverage of the record - The criteria for the return of data in the record
  • Data model - Describes the entities included in the record and the relationship between them
  • Data items - Directory of all data items collected, and the guidance surrounding them. Displayed by entity, and sortable for ease of searching
  • File structure - Describes the physical structure of the record
  • C14061.xsd - Schema for the structure of the XML file
  • C14061DataTypes.xsd - Schema for the data types used in the XML file
  • C14061CodeLists.xsd - Schema for the valid codes for use in the XML file

Further guidance

This section contains the supporting documentation and additional information to assist in understanding and compiling the return.

Unistats guidance

This section contains information relating to Unistats and supporting documentation from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Submission process and quality assurance

This section contains information relating to the data submission process together with tools to assist in data quality assurance.

  • Data collection schedule - Details of the key dates and deadlines for the KIS collection
  • Business rules - List of the insert-stage business rule checks
  • Validation overview - Overview document describing the validation checks and the stages when these checks are made
  • Download validation kit - Link to the downloadable validation kit and related help pages. The validation kit allows insert-stage business rules to be run locally
  • COMMIT-stage validation - Summary of the COMMIT-stage exception rule checks undertaken during a full or test commit
  • Check documentation 1 template - A spreadsheet template that can be downloaded from the data collection system and populated with data to be checked at COMMIT-stage
  • Check documentation 2 template - A spreadsheet template to be used for running further COMMIT-stage checks relating to the aggregation of courses and JACS subject levels
  • Unistats-stage validation - Summary of validation checks run at the Unistats-stage, following a successful INSERT and COMMIT
  • Non-technical validation rule text - A list of clear, non-technical definitions for some of the more intricate validation rules
  • Data submission template - A Macro enabled spreadsheet template to aid providers in the submission of KIS data

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