The Doctoral Academic Committee is responsible for carrying out an annual follow-up on all the doctoral students on the programme, through an annual assessment in the Doctoral Activities Document (DAD) and the Research Plan, as well as through reports issued by the thesis director and/or supervisor.
Doctoral activities document (DAD)
On an annual basis, doctoral students should submit a document that details all the activities they have carried out (training courses, conferences, seminars given, research trips, articles published) to be approved by the Doctoral Academic Committee.
The students of the first course should draw up a research plan (thesis project) that should at least include a methodology and objectives, as well as the materials and schedule that aim to achieve this. Before the end of the first year, doctoral students should present their Research Plan to a committee of external experts from outside the UIC, the Specific Doctoral Committee, so that they can then be approved by the Doctoral Academic Committee (CAD). Later, the research plan should be assessed by the university's Research Ethics Committee (CER)
On an annual basis, the Doctoral Academic Committee will supervise the progress of the research carried out by students through an annual follow-up of the Research Plan.