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European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Wales Evaluation - EIP Wales Grant Applicants

The Welsh Government has commissioned Wavehill, a social and economic research consultancy to undertake an evaluation of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Wales Scheme. The aim of this evaluation is to complete an independent assessment of the EIP scheme’s implementation and impact, for improving the scheme and providing an evidence base for future similar schemes.

As part of this evaluation, Wavehill will be gathering information through a survey to gain an understanding of your opinions and experience of the EIP scheme, your EIP project, and its outcomes and impacts.

The Welsh Government is the data controller for the research. However, Wavehill will delete any personal data provided through survey and anonymise the raw data, before it is shared with the Welsh Government.

The information collected during the project will be included in a report published on the Welsh Government website and possibly in other publications by Wavehill and Welsh Government.

Your participation in this research is completely voluntary. However your views and experiences are important in order to help inform Welsh Government policies.

The contact for this research at Wavehill is: Ioan Teifi

E-mail address:

Telephone number: 02921 202 826


What personal data do we hold and where do we get this information?

Personal data is defined under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified by reference to an identifier’.

Where you have been identified either as a person who had registered with Farming Connect and are a member of an Operational Group, or who had registered with Farming Connect and applied for support through the EIP scheme but were not funded, then your contact information is held by Welsh Government and this has been passed to Wavehill to conduct a survey on behalf of the Welsh Government. Wavehill will only use your email address and telephone number for the purposes of contacting you to take part in the survey:

  • If you have been identified as a person who has registered with Farming Connect and are a member of an Operational Group, you are being asked to complete a survey by Wavehill about your opinions and experiences of EIP scheme and your project.

  • If you have been identified as a person who has registered with Farming Connect and applied to the EIP scheme but were not funded, you are being asked to complete a survey by Wavehill about your opinions and experiences of EIP scheme and your proposed project.

You will also be invited to take part in a follow-up survey in the final stages of the evaluation as we wish to gather further information relating to project outcomes and impact from completed (or near completed) projects.

Your participation is voluntary and if you do not wish to take part at any stage or be sent reminders then please reply to the invitation email, or indicate as part of completing the first survey, and your details will be removed.

No further personal data will be collected during either the initial or final survey.

If you raise a query or complaint and provide personal data requesting a response, the researcher will forward the request only to the relevant official and subsequently delete it from the research data.

What is the lawful basis for using your data?

The lawful basis for processing information in this data collection exercise is our public task; that is, exercising our official authority to undertake the core role and functions of the Welsh Government.

Participation is completely voluntary. Research studies such as this are important for the Welsh Government to collect information and actionable evidence about its ability to deliver government priorities. The information collected in this research, for example, might be used to:

  • In an evaluation report assessing the implementation and impacts of the EIP scheme in Wales and published on the Welsh Government website

  • To inform future delivery of services or programmes

How secure is your personal data?

Personal information provided to Wavehill is always stored on a secure server. The data can only be accessed by a limited number of researchers working on this project. Wavehill will only use this data for research purposes. Wavehill has cyber essentials certification.

When conducting surveys, Wavehill use a survey software programme called Qualtrics. We have ensured that Qualtrics is UK GDPR compliant and meets our expectations in terms of the security of any data collected via the software (e.g. all data is processed within the EEA).

Wavehill has procedures to deal with any suspected data security breaches. If a suspected breach occurs, Wavehill will report this to the Welsh Government who will notify you and any applicable regulator where we are legally required to do so.

All data gathered through this research will be reported in an anonymised format. It will not contain your contact details and any identifiable information in open-ended answers will be removed. Wavehill will use the information gathered to produce a report that will be published on the Welsh Government website. This report will not include any information that could be used to identify individual participants.

How long do we keep your personal data?

Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period, and any personal data will be deleted by Wavehill three months after the end of the contract. This includes your contact details. Wavehill will provide Welsh Government with an anonymised version of the data which will not include information that could identify you.

Individual rights

Under UK GDPR, you have the following rights in relation to the personal information you provide as part of this [project], you have the right:

  • To access a copy of your own data;

  • For us to rectify inaccuracies in that data;

  • To object to or restrict processing (in certain circumstances);

  • For your data to be ‘erased’ (in certain circumstances); and

  • To lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our independent regulator for data protection.

The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office are: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Phone: 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113. Website:

Further Information

If you have any further questions about how the data provided as part of this study will be used by the Welsh Government or wish to exercise your rights using the UK General Data Protection Regulation, please contact:

Name: Emma Sullivan

E-mail address:

Telephone number: 0300 0251492

The Welsh Government’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at:

Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ, Email:

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