Data Futures Beta phase: register your interest

Closed 31 Jan 2022

Opened 2 Nov 2021


The Data Futures Beta phase will run between February and August 2022. 

  • Our aim for the Beta phase is to support testing and provider readiness ahead of the HESA Data Platform (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.

More information including timelines and supporting documentation is available on our Beta phase page.

Please note, we are accepting one registration per organisation.