Revised Principles Scenarios for the future landscape Thank you to all those who commented on our original draft set of project principles. Your feedback has resulted in some significant revisions. The revised set of principles is given below and these are now viewed as principles for the new information landscape rather than principles for the life of the project. As previously, we invite comment on the project principles page on our website. We will be asking the Steering Group to endorse the new set of principles on 4th April so feedback prior to this is appreciated.
- The landscape is designed around a holistic and learnercentred view of higher education.
- Data collection relates specifically to the core activities of delivering higher education.
- The costs associated with collecting and maintaining the information are proportionate to the benefits from having this information.
- Regulatory bodies work together to apply consistent definitions and standards in order to streamline the amount of information collected.
- Data used for regulatory purposes is stored once and secure access is available to those with a legitimate right to access the information.
- Data used for regulatory purposes is managed via a ‘trusted broker’ to ensure quality and consistency of the information and to limit the possibility for misleading use of the data.
- The cycle of data collection is timed so that data is accurate at the point of need.
- Aggregated data should be openly available unless there is a compelling reason to restrict access.
- Personal data should only be available to those with a legitimate need for the information.