The Academic Sub-committee exists:
- Protecting ophthalmic and visual sciences research in accordance with the RCOphth College Charter and Strategy and including through working with RCOphth Council and relevant College Committees, to ensure all ophthalmologists are equipped with skills to undertake, assess and apply research.
- Advancing academic ophthalmology by supporting the development of and access to opportunities for academic ophthalmology training, adherence to national guidance on academic medicine and signposting to useful resources
- Promoting academic education and research in ophthalmology by influencing and advocating for research funding and support for academic communities and research networks
- Enhancing ophthalmic research in the NHS by influencing and advocating for training, opportunities and resources for NHS ophthalmologists to participate in research
- Profiling academic ophthalmology through good working relationships with other academic institutions and funding bodies including the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, NIHR, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
- Promoting equal opportunities for all in academic ophthalmology.