This consultation proposes that, if Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) merges with Jisc as intended, the designation of HESA as the designated data body (DDB) for Higher Education in England under the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 should be removed.
While HESA has not provided its consent to removal of its DDB designation, it has indicated that such consent may be forthcoming if:
the consultation supports the removal of HESA as DDB
the separate OfS consultation recommends the appointment of Jisc as DDB
HESA merges with Jisc