PhD Office Faculty Social and Behavioural Sciences (UU staff only). The PhD Office is the point of contact for all PhD candidates at the faculty. On their website you can find the link to their PhD Information Booklet.
My PhD is the registration system for PhD candidates at the Utrecht University. All processes relating to your PhD, from enrolment to thesis submission, are managed by this system. Employed as well as non-employed PhD candidates need to register in MyPhD within one week after receiving the welcoming letter of the faculty PhD office.
Parallel to registration in MyPhD PhDs need to work on their Training and Supervision Agreement (TSA). The TSA is an individual work plan which specifies the topic of the doctoral project, the (compulsory) courses to be followed by the PhD candidate, as well as the deliverables and contributions to be provided by the PhD candidate and the supervisors. > Format (UU staff only).
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences PhD council (UU staff only) was established in order to bring together PhD candidates from all Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences programmes. The Council represents these PhD candidates in various boards to address potential problems at faculty-wide level through the responsible platforms.
Each year, the FSS PhD Council and the CAS board conduct a survey to take stock of the experiences, opinions and potential problems of PhD candidates within the faculty/CAS programme. You will be invited to participate.
The PhD Regulations (pdf, 193 kb) of Utrecht University include a number of legal stipulations as they have been codified in the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act (Dutch name: Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek, WHW), as well as a number of conditions that have been set by the Utrecht University Board for the Conferral of Doctoral Degrees.
In case of issues, PhD students are encouraged to first contact the supervisor and if this is not sufficient or possible to go one of the CAS mentors.
The CAS mentors are providing a sounding board for PhD students who have questions or problems with the research project that can’t be solved by supervisors or direct colleagues. Two senior researchers belonging to the same fields as the PhDs have taken on this task: Joyce Endendijk and Odilia Laceulle. It is always possible to schedule an appointment with one of the mentors to discuss any questions or issues.
For an overview of support offered for PhDs such as the faculty confidential advisor, PhD psychologist (UU staff only), Staff Welfare Service (UU staff only), UU Ombudsperson and confidentiality person, please click here (UU staff only). Career training and courses for starting teachers. Please check the Development Guide (UU staff only).
Conducting research at CAS
The Faculty Board is advised on matters of academic integrity by the Committee for Academic Integrity. An important item of academic integrity is the way researchers store their data. The storage of data is described in a protocol.
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Pure (UU staff only) is the name of Utrecht University's research information system in which you register your publications and research activities. Pure enables you to have a complete, up-to-date overview of your publications (which can be published on profile pages) which you can share with others. It is also possible to generate an academic CV and adapt it for various purposes.