A secondary objective included in the Sector Agreement is to improve collaboration among the various data suppliers. The OECD observed as far back as 2008 that the higher education data landscape in the Netherlands is fragmented. A large number of parties cooperate voluntarily, which works well in practice. In other countries, one agency or one public service is usually responsible for collecting/supplying data. 


Collaboration is by no means self-evident and the exchange of data is under pressure in view of the GDPR. To this end, new agreements will be made with all parties on the exchange of data.