About EDU-DEX

mission – board – history – organisation

Mission

EDU-DEX does away with the non-transparent, costly, time-consuming and error-prone tangle of data flows between education & training institutes and their customers.

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Transparancy

Since EDU-DEX standardizes all information and is completely independent from education & training institutes, programmes details are maximally transparent and comparable for course participants and their employers.

  

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Quality and updating

The data in EDU-DEX is always up to date.

When an education or training provider changes a date or price in EDU-DEX today, this information will be imported into the LMS, the portal or the course catalog of the customer the next day.

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Efficiency

Trainers suppliers and customers save costs with EDU-DEX connection.

Because suppliers only need to update one single external database. And customers can import the data of all preferred training suppliers through one link. And because of the daily updates, there will be no more registrations for outdated course dates or prices.

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Independence

EDU-DEX is an independent, non-profit foundation.

Because EDU-DEX is a joint service of all education & training suppliers for all customers, portals and search sites – transparent and neutral!

 

Board

Cor Vink

Cor Vink

Chairman

Toine van Eeden

Toine van Eeden

Treasurer

Adriana Stel

Adriana Stel

Board member

Marcel van Bronswijk

Marcel van Bronswijk

Board member

Ria van ‘t Klooster

Ria van ‘t Klooster

Board member

Lodewijk van Ommeren

Lodewijk van Ommeren

Board member

Ina Kurvers

Ina Kurvers

Board member

Secretary General

Rino Schreuder

Rino Schreuder

Rino Schreuder is your first contact at EDU-DEX. He is in charge of the daily operations and ensures that new institutes, customers and Network partners are connected. He ensures that questions and issues are quickly resolved by a team of specialists.

History

In 2013, a large group of training institutes decided to make all information about the collective education & training programmes freely available to customers. Through one central data exchange, every day. In this way, they contribute to a transparent, efficient training market in which quality is recognizable and in which data is up-to-date on a daily basis.
For this purpose, one open data standard has been developed, which ended the costly jumble of data flows between education & training institutes and their customers. Training data became maximally transparent and comparable.

In 2014, a not-for-profit foundation was established as the legal house for EDU-DEX. It manages the standard and ensures optimal support for organisations with retrieving and maintaining information about programmes.

The joint education & training suppliers bear the costs of EDU-DEX. End users of training information can always obtain this information at no cost from EDU-DEX.

Foundation

EDU-DEX has been registered in the Trade Register as a non-profit foundation on January 23, 2014 (no. 59825022). The foundation’s statutory goal is to:

  • make education & training details maximally transparent and accessible
  • improve the quality and updatedness of training details
  • save costs for education & training suppliers and their customers through an open data standard
  • collect and provide education & training information through an independent data exchange

Supported by NRTO

An important role in the creation of EDU-DEX has been played by the Dutch Council for Training and Education – NRTO. This umbrella organisation for all private training and education agencies in the Netherlands has supported the objectives and activities of EDU-DEX from the very start.

General Terms and Conditions

EDU-DEX only collects and disseminates information about training and educational programmes that are actively made available by their suppliers. When connecting to EDU-DEX, these suppliers undertake to update the information at least once a day (via XML) or once a month (manually). Ownership of this information rests with the programme providers. No rights can be derived from publication through EDU-DEX, and EDU-DEX is not liable for any inaccuracies.

Privacy policy

EDU-DEX Foundation complies with the requirements of the GDPR with its own privacy statement.