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Training and Supervision Plan

In the course of your PhD you make agreements with your supervisor(s) concerning your personal development and the supervision you receive. No later than three months after the start of your appointment, these agreements should be recorded in a Training and Supervision Plan. External PhD candidates must do this within a maximum of six months following admission to the Graduate School.

Agreements concerning training and supervision

One year after the start of your appointment, the Training and Supervision Plan is elaborated in more detail and revised if and where necessary. It should in any case cover the following aspects:

  • Any courses and training programmes you are going to follow in the context of your training as a researcher and when you will take the courses.
  • Agreements concerning the form and frequency of the personal supervision you receive during your appointment as a PhD student and the distribution of responsibilities between the various supervisors.

These agreements concerning the content of the Training and Supervision Plan are included inArticle 6.9 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten).

Individual faculty guidelines

The guidelines for the Training and Supervision Plan may vary per faculty. For more information, see your Faculty tab.

Agreements about training and supervision plan

Throughout your PhD studies you will make agreements with your supervisor with regard to personal development and the supervision of your PhD research. These agreements will be laid down in the Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) no later than three months after your appointment commences.

The abovementioned agreements for the Training and Supervision Plan are contained in  article 6.8 of the collective agreement (cao) for Dutch Universities. This Plan contains agreements pertaining to the research to be performed, the supervision, the training and any teaching activities of the PhD candidate.

The Training and supervision plans of the different PhD categories can be found on the website Forms and regulations.

More information about the position of PhD candidates and the Rules and Policies can be found on the website Forms and regulations

Data management refers to creating, saving, updating, making available, archiving and long-term storage of research data. The final goal of this process is often defined in terms of the FAIR principles: 'Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable'. Data Sharing Plans, are very helpfull.

More information on Datamanagement.

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