Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS)
1. Access and admission criteria and relevance of the admission profile.
Admission to the doctoral programme is the responsibility of the Academic Committee of each doctoral programme (CAPD) and will be governed in all cases by the provisions of RD 99/2011 and the applicable regulations approved by the University of Valladolid.
The EsDUVa ensures that the general and specific criteria for admission to the doctoral programme are published on the website of each doctoral programme and that they are in line with those specified in the programme's Verification Report.
2. Quality of training activities.
The organisation, design and coordination of the specific training activities of the doctoral programme is the responsibility of the programme's academic committee.
The EsDUVa is responsible for the organisation, design and coordination of transversal training activities. These activities are monitored and reviewed annually, taking into account the evaluation (surveys) and participation of doctoral students in previous years and the assessment and experience of the lecturers who have taught them.
3. Supervision and monitoring of doctoral students.
Doctoral students admitted to one of the Doctoral Programmes of the University of Valladolid will enrol annually at the EsDUVa. As stipulated in RD 99/2011, the supervision and monitoring of doctoral students is the responsibility of the CAPD, directors and tutors, who evaluate the Research Plan and the Doctoral Student Activity Document (DAD).
The EsDUVa regulates the criteria for dedication and permanence in doctoral studies (Chapters II and III of the Regulations for Doctoral Studies at the University of Valladolid).
4. Supervision of the quality of doctoral theses.
The supervision of the quality of doctoral theses is the responsibility, in the first place, of the CAPD, directors and tutors. In addition, once the doctoral thesis has been deposited, the Doctoral Commission is the body that ensures that the ordinary theses are endorsed with a contribution or an article of impact recognised by the CNEAI, that they have favourable external reports and that the requirements to obtain an industrial mention, international mention or co-tutelage regime are fulfilled.
5. Quality of the teaching staff.
The EsDUVa Steering Committee, through the EsDUVa Standing Committee, monitors the proposals of the CAPD for the incorporation and dismissal of lecturers. The accreditation of research is supervised by means of recognised sections or through scientific production in the last five years.
6. Coordination of co-supervised doctorates and industrial doctorates.
The EsDUVa regulates the requirements and procedure for obtaining the Industrial Mention, as well as the requirements and procedure for processing doctoral theses under international co-supervision.
For the coordination of industrial doctorates and doctorates under co-supervision, a specific agreement will be signed for each doctoral student. The EsDUVa provides support and advice for the signing of these agreements.
In the case of industrial doctorates, the people in charge of ensuring coordination will be the tutors and thesis supervisors and the person responsible for the company.
In the case of co-supervised doctorates, the persons in charge of coordination will be the tutors and thesis supervisors at both universities.
7. Results of the doctoral programmes.
Annually, the UVa's Research and Evaluation Office collects information on each PD based on the RD 99/2011, the UVa's Regulations for doctoral studies and the programme's Verification Report. For this purpose, a set of indicators has been designed to evaluate the overall results of the programme.
ACSUCyL calendar for the verification, modification and monitoring of doctoral programmes.
At the University of Valladolid there is a Code of Good Practice in Research that sets out the ethical principles that should guide researchers. There is also a Guide of Good Practices for the tutoring of doctoral students and the supervision of doctoral theses which offers recommendations to guarantee quality in the conditions of access of doctoral students, in the supervision and tutoring of research training, and with regard to thesis supervision, supervision and monitoring of the doctoral thesis.
In 2017, the coordinators of several doctoral programmes drew up a Decalogue of Good Practices for the Academic Committees of Doctoral Programmes based on the analysis of their previous experiences.
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