Section 2. Establishment of the TSP and composition of the supervision team
Article 3.9. Setting up the supervision team
- As soon as possible upon enrolment, but no later than within three months, the PhD supervisor will compose a supervision team to supervise the PhD candidate.
- In the composition of the supervision team, the supervisor will take the following into account:
a. the supervision team consists of a minimum of two and a maximum of four people, including the supervisor;
b. at least two people in the supervision team are experts with a doctorate;
c. at least one member of the supervision team is affiliated with Radboud University as a scientist or otherwise as an employee;
d. if the PhD supervisor is not affiliated with Radboud University, a second supervisor will always be appointed who is affiliated with the university, unless the chair of the Doctorate Board has decided upon request that the appointment of this second PhD supervisor is not necessary;
e. people whose relationship with the PhD candidate is such that they cannot be reasonably requested to provide supervision should not be appointed as a member of the supervision team.
- If a member of the supervision team is a professor or an expert with an ius promovendi doctorate, he or she will fulfil the role of PhD supervisor in the supervision team. If a member of the supervision team is a PhD expert without an ius promovendi doctorate, he or she will fulfil the role of PhD co-supervisor. If a member of the supervision team is an expert with a doctorate, he or she will fulfil the role of daily supervisor.
- If the composition of the supervision team changes after it has been established, this change will be recorded in the TSP, stating the reason.
Article 3.10. Training and Supervision Plan (TSP)
- As soon as possible upon enrolment in the PhD track, but no later than within three months, the PhD candidate and the PhD supervisor will jointly draw up a TSP.
- The TSP contains the agreements between the PhD candidate and the PhD supervisor with regard to the training and supervision during the PhD track.
- Without prejudice to the relevant provisions of the applicable Collective Labour Agreement (CAO), the TSP contains at least:
a. the duration of the phase of the academic research and the preparation of the manuscript as referred to in paragraph 3;
b. the composition of the supervision team;
c. any obligations of the PhD candidate that are conditional for continued enrolment in the PhD track.
- In addition to the provisions of paragraph 3, the dean may draw up further rules for each graduate school with regard to the content of the TSP. When drawing up these rules, the dean will observe the applicable Collective Labour Agreement (CAO).
- The TSP can be jointly amended by the PhD candidate and the PhD supervisor.
- The TSP, and any amendments thereto, requires the approval of an employee of the graduate school designated for that purpose by the dean and, upon approval, is stored there.