The following ''Terms of Participation'' apply to those who register a team and download the data.


  • For the registration to be approved the agreement of data confidentiality needs to be completed. Please fill in, sign, date and send the form by email to RETOUCH organizers.
  • Anonymous registration is not allowed. All information entered when registering a team, including the name of the contact person, the affiliation and the e-mail address must be complete and correct.

Data Confidentiality

  • OCT datasets and associated reference standard provided by the organizers may not be given or distributed under any circumstances to persons other than the people who are part of the registered team.
  • The data may only be used for the evaluation of fluid segmentation methods and participation in RETOUCH challenge. The data may not be used for other purposes in scientific studies and may not be used to train or develop other algorithms, including but not limited to algorithms used in commercial products.

Method Description

  • To participate in the challenge and have your results visible on this website it is mandatory to submit a paper to the organizers explaining your algorithm. The organizers of the challenge will check the method description before publishing the results on the website.
  • If a commercial system is evaluated no method description is necessary, but the system has to be publicly available and the exact name and version number have to be provided.


  • A maximum of 2 submissions is allowed for each team, to prevent training on a test set.
  • To assure fair competition use of external data for augmenting the annotated training set is not permitted. However, using pre-processing methods trained on external datasets is allowed. Semi-supervised learning is allowed.
  • Evaluation of results uploaded to this website will be made publicly available on this site, and by submitting results, you grant us permission to publish our evaluation. Participating teams maintain full ownership and rights to their method. We do not claim any ownership or rights to the algorithms.
  • When publishing the obtained results in scientific publications, you should make an appropriate citation in accordance with academic custom. Currently, this citation will refer to this webpage (, and later to the journal publication that will describe the results of the challenge and the workshop.