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Data Futures: The development phases

The Data Futures programme includes a number of key checkpoints and phases that will be completed, along with contributory, or associated, projects that inform and steer the progress. These projects answer a specific question or inform an area of understanding.

Detailed design phase

The Output (including Coding manual (Data Futures) v1.0.0) from the Detailed design phase is now available. The phase was completed in August 2017 and was informed by the Collection design project.

Status: Published

Implementation and transition

This stage is ongoing and includes the Alpha and Beta phases and the Alpha pilot. Throughout this period, additional guidance and supporting resources will be released.

Status: Ongoing

Alpha phase

During the Alpha phase the output from Detailed design will be built and developed. This phase will also include an Alpha pilot to help further refine the model. 

Status: Live

Beta phase

The Beta phase is yet to begin. The list of HE providers involved in this phase is now available.

Closed contributory projects

Click through to find out more about the projects that have contributed to the Data Futures programme so far.