Instructions for examination panels proposals

Proposals for 5-member examination panels

The following people may be proposed as panel members:

  • Lecturers with 1 or more recognised six-year research periods.
  • National and foreign lecturers who can provide proof of five relevant contributions recognised by the Doctoral Subcommittee.
  • Researchers from public and private organisations, centres, institutions and entities who can provide proof of five significant contributions recognised by the Doctoral Subcommittee.
  • Lecturers or researchers currently on leave or who have retired (providing they comply with criteria a, b and c).
  • Research staff from Mixed Institutes with universities contracted by these Mixed Institutes will be considered as belonging to the university faculty, as will all Ramón y Cajal and Ikerbasque researchers attached to the university.

The following people may not be proposed as panel members:

  • The Supervisor of the Doctoral Thesis or the Tutor, except in the case of co-supervised theses defended at the other university.
  • Doctors who are related by consanguinity (fourth degree) to, or who have a close friendship with the Thesis Supervisor(s), Tutor or PhD student.

Proposal of 10 Doctors for  5-MEMBER panels:

a) 4 of the members must meet the requirements to be appointed chairman/woman of the Panel (two recognised six-year research periods or 10 relevant contributions).

b) No more than 3 members may be from the same national or foreign university/official research centre/CSIC/foreign research centre.

c) 3 members must be from the UPV/EHU (at least one must meet the requirements for being appointed chairman/woman).

d) The proposal may not contain more than three Doctors belonging to the doctorate programme in which the PhD student is enrolled.

e) The proposal may not contain more than two candidates from bodies other than those outlined in section b.

Proposals for 3-member examination panels

The following people may be proposed as panel members:

  • Lecturers with 1 or more recognised six-year research periods.
  • National and foreign lecturers who can provide proof of five relevant contributions recognised by the Doctoral Subcommittee.
  • Researchers from public and private organisations, centres, institutions and entities who can provide proof of five significant contributions recognised by the Doctoral Subcommittee.
  • Lecturers or researchers currently on leave or who have retired (providing they comply with criteria a, b and c).
  • Research staff from Mixed Institutes with universities contracted by these Mixed Institutes will be considered as belonging to the university faculty, as will all Ramón y Cajal and Ikerbasque researchers attached to the university.

The following people may not be proposed as panel members:

  • The Supervisor of the Doctoral Thesis or the Tutor, except in the case of co-supervised theses defended at the other university.
  • Doctors who are related by consanguinity (fourth degree) to, or who have a close friendship with the Thesis Supervisor(s), Tutor or PhD student.

Proposal of 8 Doctors for  3-MEMBER panels:

a) 3 of the members must meet the requirements to be appointed chairman/woman of the Panel (two recognised six-year research periods or 10 relevant contributions).

b) No more than 2 members may be from the same national or foreign university/official research centre/CSIC/foreign research centre.

c) 2 members must be from the UPV/EHU (at least one must meet the requirements for being appointed chairman/woman).

d) The proposal may not contain more than two Doctors belonging to the doctorate programme in which the PhD student is enrolled

e) The proposal may not contain more than one candidate from bodies other than those outlined in section b.