1.1. EASTBIO DTP is committed to promoting and developing an inclusive and supportive environment. We aim to consolidate a PhD programme free from unfair discrimination in all our practices, from recruitment to research training, and to enabling staff and students to fulfil their full potential. The information applicants are asked to provide here is required for monitoring and reviewing our recruitment process in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as for reporting to our funders, UKRI BBSRC. To this end, the unique “Receipt number” that you will get after your submit this survey will be used to process and analyse post-recruitment data. We will anonymise and analyse this data in order to assess, review and report on equality, diversity and inclusion. This information will only be accessible by restricted administrative and programme staff and will NOT be made available to those engaged in the scoring and shortlisting of applicants. However, we will flag application numbers where they indicate that an applicant is from an underrepresented group in our cohorts to date according to these criteria: postcodes indicating low participation in higher education (UK applicants only); age over 30; BAME (UK applicants only); disabled. We will notify flagged numbers to our recruitment panel chairs. Where flagged, this would only be used to prioritise one interview place or award over another in a situation - at interview or allocation of studentship - where two candidates are equally ranked (of equal merit). You should complete this form only ONCE, even if you intend to apply for more than one EASTBIO projects - in that case, copy and paste your unique Receipt number on each Application Form you submit. For information about how we process your personal data in general, please see our privacy statement at http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/. Your help in the collection of this data is very much appreciated. Should you have any questions in relation to this form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.