HEDIIP has been established to enhance the arrangements for the collection, sharing and dissemination of data and information about the HE system.
This follows the challenges set out in paragraph 6.22 of the BIS White Paper Students at the Heart of the System which called for the HE information landscape to be redesigned “in order to arrive at a new system that meets the needs of a wider group of users; reduces the duplication that currently exists, and results in timelier and more relevant data.”
HEDIIP was established in 2013 as a UK-wide programme to build a more coherent, responsive and less burdensome information landscape. It is funded by HEFCE, SFC, HEFCW and DEL and is hosted by HESA. HEDIIP is overseen by a Programme Board and works closely with an Advisory Panel of experts from across the landscape.