Instructions for examination panels proposals

Requirements pertaining to full and alternate members of the five-member examination committee

Proposals for five-member examination committees must contain the names of eight people. The following conditions must be met:

  1. Of the five full members, at least three must be full-time teaching and research staff or full-time researchers in public research bodies.

  2. Three of the proposed members must be from the UPV/EHU: of these a maximum of two shall be included among the five full members and the other shall be an alternate member. At least two shall be full-time teaching and research staff, one of whom shall act as the chair or secretary and the third may be from the group of persons with ties to the UPV/EHU.

  3. With the exception of the members from the UPV/EHU, no more than two members may be from the same university or research centre.

  4. The list of proposed members may include a member from an organisation unrelated to public research bodies and foreign research centres of similar characteristics.

  5. Three of the proposed members must have served two or more six-year periods. At least two shall be full members of the examination committee, one of whom shall chair the committee. In the case of international members, those with ties to the UPV/EHU or those from external bodies must have authored 10 publications judged to be relevant, based on CNEAI (Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora - National Research Evaluation Commission) quality criteria and related to the subject of the thesis.

  6. The other proposed members must have served at least one six-year period. In the case of international members, those with ties to the UPV/EHU or those from external bodies must have authored 5 publications judged to be relevant, based on CNEAI quality criteria, related to the subject of the thesis.

  7. When an application is being made for the ‘International Doctorate’ distinction, at least one of the full members of the examination committee and one of the alternate members must belong to a foreign university or higher education or research organisation. The person who has certified the sojourn may not form part of the examination committee, unless there is another international member amongst the full members of the examination committee.

Should it be necessary to replace a full member with an alternate member, this circumstance must be reported to the UPV/EHU’s Postgraduate Commission, which shall appoint the corresponding alternate members.

For the purposes of these regulations, the following shall be considered as personnel with ties to the UPV/EHU:

  1. Ramón y Cajal and Ikerbasque researchers attached to the UPV/EHU.

  2. Retired UPV/EHU faculty, other than professors emeritus, who are considered to be UPV/EHU staff.

  3. Research staff from mixed institutes, in which the UPV/EHU participates, hired by those institutes.

  4. Teachers external to the UPV/EHU who form part of the doctoral programme.

For the purposes of the appointment of examination committees, teaching and research staff in the health sciences listed in the Healthcare Accord (Concierto Sanitario) shall be considered as permanent teaching and research staff.

Requirements of the full and alternate members of the three-member examination committee

Proposals for three-member examination committees must contain the names of six people. The following conditions must be met:

  1. Of the three full members, at least two must be full-time teaching and research staff or full-time researchers in public research bodies.

  2. Two of the proposed members must belong to the UPV/EHU, one as a full member and the other as an alternate member. At least one must be a permanent member of the teaching and research staff, who for preference shall act as secretary; the other may be a person classed as having associations with the UPV/EHU.

  3. The full members must belong to different institutions.

  4. The list of proposed members may include a member from an organisation unrelated to public research bodies and foreign research centres of similar characteristics.

  5. Two of the proposed members must have served two or more six-year periods. At least one shall chair the full examination committee. In the case of international members, those with ties to the UPV/EHU or those from external bodies must have authored 10 publications judged to be relevant, based on CNEAI (Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora) quality criteria and related to the subject of the thesis.

  6. The other proposed members must have served at least one six-year period. In the case of international members, those with ties to the UPV/EHU or those from external bodies must have authored 5 publications judged to be relevant, based on CNEAI quality criteria, related to the subject of the thesis.

  7. When an application is being made for the ‘International Doctorate’ distinction, one of the full members of the examination committee and one of the alternate members must belong to a foreign university or higher education or research organisation. The person who has certified the sojourn may not form part of the examination committee, unless there is another international member amongst the full members of the examination committee.

Should it be necessary to replace a full member with an alternate member, this circumstance must be reported to the UPV/EHU’s Postgraduate Commission, which shall appoint the corresponding alternate members.

For the purposes of these regulations, the following shall be considered as personnel with ties to the UPV/EHU:

  1. Ramón y Cajal and Ikerbasque researchers attached to the UPV/EHU.

  2. Retired UPV/EHU faculty, other than professors emeritus, who are considered to be UPV/EHU staff.

  3. Research staff from mixed institutes, in which the UPV/EHU participates, hired by those institutes.

  4. Teachers external to the UPV/EHU who form part of the doctoral programme.

For the purposes of the appointment of examination committees, teaching and research staff in the health sciences listed in the Healthcare Accord (Concierto Sanitario) shall be considered as permanent teaching and research staff.