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Aggregate offshore record 2015/16

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This table lists changes and additions to the record specification and supporting documentation.

Version 1.3 (2016-08-04)

Element Element version Notes
Credibility report mapping document 1.0 The Credibility report mapping document has been added under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section of the coding manual.
Credibility reporting definitions 1.0 The Credibility reporting definitions document has been added under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section of the coding manual, describing the tables in the Credibility reports produced during submission.
Data collection schedule N/a This document has been moved under the 'Overview' section to give greater prominence to the collection dates.

Version 1.2 (2016-04-29)

Element Element version Notes
Derived field specifications N/a The Derived field specifications have been released under the 'Data specification' section.
Download validation kit N/a The Download validation kit page has been released under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section.
Quality rules N/a The Quality rules page has been added under the 'Submission process and quality assurance section'.
Validation overview 1.0 The Validation overview guidance has been added under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section.

Version 1.1 (2015-10-29)

Element Element version Notes
Coverage of the record 1.1 Guidance added to clarify that the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are classified as outside of the UK for the purposes of this return.
Data collection schedule 1.0 Release of the Data collection schedule under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section.
Nil returns 1.0 Release of the Nil returns page under the 'Further guidance' section. The sign-off form will be attached to this prior to the collection opening.
Quick start guide 1.1 All references to the former access control methodology for the Data Collection System have been updated.

Version 1.0 (2015-04-30)

Element Element version Notes
All fields, valid entries and documents N/a References to higher education institution (HEI) have been replaced with higher education provider (HEP). Reference to institution (as a short-hand for higher education institution) has been changed to provider. The change enables HESA to refer collectively to both publicly funded higher education institutions and privately funded alternative providers within its constituency.
C15052.xsd N/a

In line with HESA's move to using 'higher education provider' as a more accurate reference to those submitting organisations within its remit, the former 'Institution' entity has been renamed to 'Provider'.

The schema sequence for submitting data items has been reordered as per the 'File structure' document:

  • Entities are presented in parent-child order, starting with the 'Provider entity'.
  • Fields within entities are presented in the order of primary key fields, candidate key fields, foreign key fields, and non-key fields.
  • Child entities then follow.
  • Each field or entity within a parent entity is presented in alphabetical order to aid its location.
File structure 1.0 Guidance detailing the schema ordering has been added to the File structure.
Introduction 1.0 Release of the introduction page under the 'Overview' section.
Quick start guide 1.0 Release of the Quick start guide page under the 'Overview' section.
All documentation N/a Publication of C15052 coding manual home page to inform that there are currently no known changes since the 2014/15 record.
The full technical specification will be published in October 2015.

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