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Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology

Regarding theses supervision, the students are subject to the legislations stablished at the Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 of January, which regulates the official doctoral teachings.

The Universitat de València has established in the Postgraduate Studies Legislations and in the Assessment Regulation and the Doctoral Thesis Deposit adapted to the 99/2011 Royal Decree, which was approved by the Governing Council on 19 November 2011, the aspects related to the supervision and monitoring of doctoral students and thesis direction.

These regulations can be found referring to the following links:

The Regulation of the Postgraduate Studies approved by the Government Council of the UV on 29 November 2011 establishes the following monitoring procedure:

Article 15.- Tutors of Doctoral theses 1.

1. Once accepted and enrolled in the doctoral programme, the academic committee will appoint each doctoral student a tutor, who has to be a doctor with accredited researching experience, attached to the unit or School which organizes the programme

Article 16. Direction of Doctoral Theses.

1. The academic committee responsible of the programme will appoint each doctoral student, in the maximum period of six month since the enrolment, a doctoral thesis director who can be the same or different to the tutor. This director can be any doctor with properly accredited researching experience independent from the university, centre or institute where he/she develops his/her work.

Article 17.- Doctoral compromise document 1.

1. After formalising the first year enrolment, the doctoral student, the University, the tutor, and if applicable the director should jointly subscribe the doctoral commitment document, related to, among other questions, procedures of conflict solving which can be applied to aspects concerning to copyright or industrial property and in general to the monitoring functions of the research activity of the doctoral student.

Article 18. Activities document and research plan of doctoral students

1. Once the first enrolment is done, a personalised activities document will be issued for each doctoral student, where all the activities of interest for the development of the doctoral student will be recorded, as well as the development of the thesis, under the purpose of being reviewed by the thesis supervisor and director, and being assessed by the appropriate Academic Committee of the doctoral programme.

2. Before the end of the first year the doctoral student will make a research plan supported by the supervisor and the director. This plan has to include the methodology and goals, the mediums and the time planning as well as a positive report by the Ethics Committee in Experimental Research of the University of Valencia if applicable. This plan can be improved throughout their stay in the doctoral programme and must be supported by the supervisor and the director.

3. The Ethics Committee will asses research plans which include experimentation with humans or biological human samples, experimentation with animals, the use of biological pathogenic agents or genetically-modified organisms.

4. The Academic Committee yearly assesses the research plan and the activities document together with the reports issued by the supervisor and the director. The positive evaluation will be a requirement to be able to continue in the programme. In the event of a negative evaluation, which must be supported, the doctoral students must be assessed again within six months. In order to do so they must develop a new research plan. If there is a second negative evaluation, the doctoral student will be permanently withdrawn of the programme. Against these resolutions, which do not exhaust the administrative procedures, the applicant may lodge an appeal, which will be determined upon a report from the Postgraduates Studies Committees by the Principal or by his/her delegate.