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Here you will find general information about the supervision of doctoral projects

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Supervision of doctoral projects

Acting as a supervisor is a responsible task. The Faculty Council has set out compulsory guidelines for supervising doctoral projects.

In particular, a supervisor has the following duties:

  • In case that the doctoral candidate holds an university degree from abroad, to obtain an assessment by the Central Office for Foreign Education that the degree is equivalent to a German university degree and that the candidate may pursue a doctorate
  • Obtain an ethics vote of the competent Ethics Board if studies are performed on humans, with human material, or with personal data (i.e., collection and/or evaluation of data, such as treatment data). The ethics vote must be obtained prior to the start of the study. A subsequent vote is not possible!
  • You must obtain the approval of the competent authority if experiments with animals are performed.
  • Submit a Votum Informativum (together with the other supervisor/s) on the dissertation of the doctoral candidate

Please go to the respective subpage for more information.