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Opthalmology app feedback form

If you have downlaoded the VR Opthalmology Training app, we'd really appreciate it if you could fill out the short form below about your experiences.  

The research that informed this app is being evaluated by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and your responses will be securely shared with REF team as evidence. Find out more about how your responses will be used below.

App feedback

For the questions below please select the number that most alligns with your experiences using the app, with 1 meaning you disagree and 5 meaning you agree.

By submitting this form I understand that the information will be used to support Birmingham City University's REF2021 submission.

What is REF?

The Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021) is used to assess the quality of UK research against international quality benchmarks. As you have engaged with the research we have produced at BCU you will be able to explain its benefits and impacts. The assessment results inform research quality league tables and international reputation of UK universities. The four UK higher education funding bodies use the REF results to distribute some £2 billion per year of public funding to universities.

Why do you need information from me?

Whilst researchers describe the underpinning research and the impact resulting from the application of their research, it is you the end-users of research and beneficiaries who provide the evidence of the impact and corroborate claims of the impact made.

What will the feedback be used for?

Independent evidence or corroboration of impact is essential to ensure that all universities are accountable for the use of public funding to deliver public benefit.

How long will you hold my data for?

We will hold all data submitted to BCU for seven years electronically or physically on our Birmingham city centre site.

Who will share my data with?

The evidence we collect is for the purpose of sharing with the REF 2021 assessment panel.

Birmingham City University is committed to safeguarding your personal data. Whenever you provide such information we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information including the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

View a full copy of our privacy policy

Contacting us about how we use your information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about how we use or handle your information please contact the Data Protection Officer at: Data Protection Officer, Information Management Team, Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham B5 5JU, email

If you are not content with how we handle your information please contact our Data Protection Officer. However you do also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Information about the Information Commissioner.