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Compulsory Activities

Compulsory parts of GSGS membership for doctoral candidates are:

  1. Forming a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC, previously called doctoral committee, DC);
  2. Signing a supervision agreement
  3. Reporting regularly to your TAC and the GSGS office;
  4. Meeting frequently with your TAC members;
  5. Participating in the GSGS induction module;
  6. Presenting a poster at a GSGS Research Conference.

GSGS Induction Module

An induction module is organised in four (previously three) parts. Every doctoral candidate member should attend each part. Besides general information about the GSGS, there are sessions on issues such as good scientific practice, scientific ethics, data management and data storage.

The general set up is:

  • Part A - Being a GSGS member (several times per year, organised by GSGS)
  • Part B - Good scientific practice (c. twice a year, organised by GSGS)
  • Part C - Cooperation and Self-Management (c. twice a year, organised by GSGS)
  • Part D - Research Data Management (several times per year, organised by AMC/C³RDM)*

You only need to attend each part once, but make sure that you attend all parts.

*) If you attended Part C before 2020, you will not need to partake in Part D (the "old" Part C was split into the "new" parts C and D). If your latest transcript lists a "full induction module", you will not need to attend any further sessions. Please check with Karin if you are unsure.

See the Training table for planned induction meetings.

GSGS Research Conference

Each GSGS candidate has to present a poster at a GSGS Research Conference at least once during his or her project, ideally between 3 and 18 months after the project start date.