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Data Futures Beta phase: register your interest

On Tuesday 2 November, we sent out the following update on the Data Futures Beta phase to all operational contacts:

Data Futures milestone reminders

From 1 August 2022, providers will need to start collecting data using the Data Futures data model for submission to the HESA Data Platform (HDP). 

We have completed Alpha phase 1 and we will launch the Beta phase in February 2022. 

We are now inviting expressions of interest for the Beta phase; further information and details on how to apply are available below. 

Beta phase: key points

  • Our aim for the Beta phase is to support  testing and provider readiness ahead of the HDP opening for the 2022/23 collection in early 2023 with an experience closer to real-world usage than Alpha.
  • There is no cap on applications: as communicated in our September 2021 update, we would encourage all providers to participate even if they may not be ready to submit files from the start of Beta. 
  • Beta testing will ensure the HDP is robust and responsive and enable providers to test their systems and processes: 
    • Providers will submit real and test data files and engage with the quality assurance process to replicate a real-world data submission.
    • There will be no limits on file size.
  • Data used in Beta testing will not be used for regulatory or statutory purposes.
  • We will provide support and training throughout the phase and we will communicate when this is available.

The Liaison team will be available throughout this phase: please email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 1242 388 531 for any guidance or support.  

Beta phase: register your interest

The Beta survey is now open. Please submit one registration per organisation, so we can send out participation agreements ahead of the Beta phase launching in February 2022.
Data Futures Beta phase: register your interest

Preparing for Beta

More information is available on the Beta phase webpage. We will communicate when further information is available.

We look forward to working with you.


Press Officer