WHO IS WHO IN ROYAL DECREE (RD) 99/2011
The Doctorate School of the University of Burgos is the academic and administrative organizational unit of the Doctoral Programs that lead to the award of the qualification of Doctor, in which other research training activities can also be included such as Qualifications specific to the University and other research-oriented training courses.
The Management Committee is the collegiate governance organ of the Doctorate School. It will be formed by the following natural members:
a) The Director and the Secretary of the Doctorate School.
b) The coordinators of the Doctorate Programs available at the Doctorate School. In the case of inter-university Doctorate Programs, the local coordinators of the University of Burgos.
c) A member of the administration and services personnel responsible for the Third Cycle studies, who will have speaking rights, but no voting rights, on the committee.
The Academic Commission will be formed by the Coordinator of the Program and at least a further two doctors with accredited research experience, forming part of the doctoral program and providing their services to the University of Burgos. It can, likewise, integrate investigators from public research bodies and other R&D+i entities, which maintain agreements with the University of Burgos.
The composition of the Academic Committee and the procedure to appoint new members will be approved by the academic bodies responsible for the Doctorate Program, in accordance with the provisions established in the verification report.
The Coordinator of the Doctorate Program will be a relevant researcher, a professor with a permanent link to the University of Burgos, with at least two six-year research terms and two directed theses, named by the Rector for a period of 3 years, as proposed by the members of the Academic Commission and with the approval of the academic bodies responsible for the Doctorate.
Assigned by the Academic Committee, the Tutor will conduct tasks of orientation and will follow up the activities of the doctorand and will supervise interaction between the doctorand and the Academic Committee. In that respect, the tutor will issue an annual report on the Research Plan and the Activity Report of the doctorand, before their submission to the Academic Committee for their evaluation.
The Director will hold maximum responsibility for the coherence and suitability of the training activities and the impact and novelty of their thematic field of doctoral research. Likewise, the Director will guide the planning of other activities related with the research training of the Doctorand. In that respect, the Director will issue an annual report on the Research Plan and the Activity Report of the doctorand, before those are submitted to the Academic Committee for their evaluation.
MONITORING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE DOCTORAND
Commitment to Supervision
The academic relation between the doctorand and the University, and their rights and duties will be specified in the Commitment to Supervision, including any possible rights to intellectual property arising from investigation, as well as acceptance of the conflict-resolution procedure.
Document of doctorand activities
The Report on Doctorand Activities will open with the Commitment to Supervision signed between the doctorand and the University. The doctorand will have access to the Activity Report to note down and to update all the activities undertaken in the context of the Program. Its records will be signed off and certified, after completion, by the tutor and the Director of the thesis.
Within a maximum period of six months after admission to the Doctorate Program, the doctorand will prepare a Research Plan that will set out the doctoral thesis project, including at least the methodology to use and the objectives to be reached, as well as the resources and temporal planning to achieve it, and the language in which the thesis will be written.
The Research Plan must be approved by the Doctoral Thesis Director and, if not the same person, by the tutor of the doctorand, and must also be approved by the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program, which will incorporate it in the Activity Report of the Doctorand.
Each year, the Academic Committee of the Doctorate Program will evaluate the Activity Report of the doctorand, the Research Plan, and the state of development of the doctoral thesis, on the basis of the reports that the tutor and the Thesis Director will issue for that purpose. Those reports will be unified in a single report, whenever the tutor and the Director are the same person.
A positive evaluation from the Academic Commission will be an indispensable requirement to remain on the program. In the case of a negative evaluation, which will be duly reasoned, the doctorand will once again be evaluated within a period of six months, for which purpose a new Research Plan will be prepared. In the case of a second evaluation, the doctorand will no longer be eligible to follow the program.