Registration checklist for starting your PhD

Passion, promotor and project Welcome to the Radboudumc

We hope you have an enjoyable and scientifically productive time. Starting your PhD may be a little daunting, especially in a large organization such as Radboudumc. To help you on your way, please go through the information in the timeline.

Introduction program for PhD's

Four times a year a Radboud Orientation Program for PhD candidates is organized as a part of the General introduction Day for the new Englisch speaking employees of the Radboudumc. PhD candidates who started their doctoral research less than six months ago are welcome to participate.

To inform new PhD candidates about life as a PhD candidate at the Radboudumc, including their rights and obligations and the facilities we offer. Also it’s an opportunity to meet other PhD candidates.

  • Reception with coffee and tea
  • Introduction by  Prof.dr. Paul A.B.M. Smits, Dean and Vice Chairman Executive Committee: Welcome, What you can expect of the Radboudumc, The importance of PhD candidaties to our organisation, General framework research, fact and figures, PhD policy
  • A fresh PhD: Looking back as a PhD candidate within the Radboudumc
  • The PhD councils of Radboudumc and PON present themselves
Followed by presentations by
  • The discussion (in groups) on PhD policy: Registration in Hora Est, supervision, TSP, mentor, facilities, courses
  • Drinks and networking session: possibilities to meet your fellow PhD candidates and ask specific questions to your PhD council.

Radboudumc training regulation

as set forth in Article 17.4 UMC of the CLA for researchers in training

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Radboudumc training regulation

March 2016

as set forth in Article 17.4 UMC of the CLA for researchers in training

  • ln this regulation, the terms below shall be defined as follows:

    1. Radboud university medical center: the university medical center that operates as an independent subsidiary (without legal personality) of Stichting Katholieke Universiteit (SKU) in Nijmegen.
    2. Director: the director of the Radboud university medical center's research institute with which the Graduate School is affiliated.
    3. Training and Supervision Committee: the Training and Supervision Committee referred to in Article 5 of this regulation.
    4. Researcher in training: the employee seeking to obtain a doctorate and employed to this end by Radboud university medical center, as described in Article !7 .3 (2) of the university medical center's CLA.
    5. Doctoral thesis supervisor a professor or professors appointed to play a supervisory role, pursuant to the Doctorate Regulations of Radboud University.
    6. Doctorol thesis co-supervisor: an individual holding a doctoral degree who is involved in the preparation of a dissertation, pursuant to Article 6 of Radboud University's Doctoral Degree Regulations.
    7. Daily supervisor a postdoctoral researcher tasked with supervising the researcher in training on a daily basis. This may be the doctoral thesis (co)-supervisor .
    8. Mentor: the individual with whom the researcher in training can consult for questions about non-content aspects of the training.

Radboud University

PhD candidates at Radboudumc graduate within Radboud University. It is therefore also wise to read the information on their website.

Funding and support

Are you a student or researcher at Radboudumc and do you wish to obtain a grant, national or international, for your research group or as an individual? To help you get started, we offer an overview of some of the available grants including some funded by Radboudumc.

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Scientific integrity

Radboudumc believes scientific integrity is the basis of science itself. Therefore, please read about scietific integrity at Radboudumc before beginning your PhD. There is also a mandatory course on scientific integrity.

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Surviving your PhD

To help you along, you can read the book 'Mastering Your PhD'.

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