WASHINGTON — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Office of Financial Research on Monday reached a deal on a joint project to collect data from registered swap repositories.

The memorandum of understanding will establish a process for assessing the quality of the data, according to the two agencies. The joint project is expected to lay the groundwork for future work that will permit regulators to understand swaps and other over-the-counter derivative transactions and their potential impact on financial stability.

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