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 enable 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 you submit this survey will be used to process data post-recruitment. We provide a "Prefer not to say" option on all our questions if you do not want to provide any personal information. 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); disability. 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, regardless of the number of EASTBIO projects you apply for - in that case, copy and paste your Unique Receipt number on each EASTBIO 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 email@example.com. You should complete this survey only once, regardless of how many EASTBIO projects you have applied for. Make a note of your unique "Receipt number" on the final Survey page and copy the number onto your EASTBIO Application Form (relevent box). The Survey generates a number automatically; you do not need to do anything other than complete the survey. If you apply for more than one EASTBIO projects, simply copy in this number on each application form you will be submitting - do not complete this form more than once. You are required to provide this as part of your EASTBIO application for funding. Do not add your name here or any other identifying information and do not send this form to any of the institutional contacts that you communicate with for your application. Confirm in the box below that "I have read and understood this guidance." Please do not add anything else, such as your name or anything to identify you personally.