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Forms and regulations

The PhD Regulations are established by the Doctorate Board. The regulations set out who is eligible to be a PhD candidate, what the tasks of the supervisor and co-supervisor are and which criteria the dissertation has to meet.


Data management plan

Data Management Plan template (.docx)

Data processing register research

Data processing register research

More information.

If you have any questions, please contact the privacy officer of the Faculty.

Ethics Committee

Regulations on ethical issues
Application form for advice from Ethics and Data Committee on research proposal

Handbook Doctoral Training Program & Best practices for PhD supervision

Handbook Doctoral Training Program

Handbook for supervisors

Teaching activities

Faculty approach to the deployment of appointed PhD candidates for teaching activities

Instructions for authors in the Meijers Series

Instructions for authors in the Meijers Series

LERU Staff exchange

Applicationform staff exchange

Obtaining a doctorate on the basis of articles

National principles concerning PhD thesis as a collection of articles - Leiden Law School – Leiden University

PhD research and COVID-19

Memo PhD research and Covid-19 - Best practices and opportunities

Rules and policy PhD Candidates

Rules and policies for PhD candidates
Rules and policies for PhD-Fellows
Rules and policies for contract PhD candidates
Rules and policies for external PhD's in a track

Allowances for PhD candidates

Step-by-step plan towards public PhD defence

Overview of steps in the official procedure which is concluded with the public defence of the PhD dissertation.

If you have any questions please contact Esmé ten Donkelaar.

Training and Supervision plans

Training and Supervision Plan for PhD candidates.
Training and Supervision Plan for PhD fellows.
Traning and Supervision Plan for contract PhD candidates.
Training and Supervision Plan for External PhD
Training and Supervision Plan for external PhDs in a track

Timeline and Procedure Research Assessment Framework (RAF)

LLS Research Assessment Guidelines
LLS Research Assessment Exercise
Interim LLS Research Assessment Exercise
LLS Research Assessment Application procedure

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