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Higher Education and Research Act 2017

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64Duty to compile and make available higher education information

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(1)The relevant body must—

(a)compile appropriate information relating to registered higher education providers and the higher education courses they provide, and

(b)make the information available in an appropriate form and manner to the OfS, UKRI and the Secretary of State.

(2)In this section “the relevant body” means—

(a)the designated body (see section 66), or

(b)if there is no such body, the OfS.

(3)What is “appropriate” for the purposes of subsection (1)(a) and (b) is to be determined—

(a)by the designated body if the OfS has notified the body that it is required to do so (and has not withdrawn the notification), or

(b)otherwise, by the OfS.

(4)A notification under subsection (3) may relate to one or both of the paragraphs of subsection (1).

(5)When the designated body or the OfS determines what is appropriate for the purposes of subsection (1), it must in particular consider what would be helpful to the persons mentioned in subsection (1)(b).

(6)The OfS must from time to time obtain and consider, or require the designated body to obtain and consider, the views of the persons listed in subsection (7) about the information that should be made available under this section.

(7)Those persons are—

(a)UKRI,

(b)the Secretary of State, and

(c)such other persons as the body seeking views considers appropriate.

(8)In performing the duty under subsection (1)(a), the relevant body must—

(a)cooperate with other persons who collect information from registered higher education providers, and

(b)have regard to the desirability of reducing the burdens on such providers relating to the collection of information.

(9)In carrying out other functions under this section, the OfS and the designated body must have regard to the desirability of reducing the burdens described in subsection (8)(b).

(10)The functions conferred by this section do not affect any other functions of the OfS regarding information.

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