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Compulsory Activities

Compulsory parts of GSGS membership for doctoral candidates are:

  1. Forming a doctoral committee (DC);
  2. Signing a supervision agreement
  3. Reporting regularly to your DC and the GSGS office;
  4. Meeting frequently with your DC 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 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)
  • Part B - Good scientific practice (c. twice a year)
  • Part C - Cooperation, Data and Self-Management (once a year in November)

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

In preparation of Part B - Workshop on Good Scientific Practice, read the University of Cologne's guidelines (DE or EN).

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.