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Structured doctoral training within iGRAD
iGRAD basic curriculum in transferable skills:
For all doctoral candidates which are not already members of an iGRAD institutional member iGRAD offers a basic curriculum in transferable skills. This program contains three two-day courses in profession-relevant transferable skills. These courses are obligatory and must be completed in parallel to the PhD project. The courses consist of:
Furthermore an introduction into the »rules of good scientific practice« is mandatory. Starting in 2010 this shall be regularly offered in form of an initial (introductory) course by iGRAD.
Scientific supervision of iGRAD's doctoral candidates:
Next to their main PhD supervisor the doctoral fellows of iGRAD need at least one additional supervisor for their ongoing PhD project.
Status of doctoral candidates and good scientific practice:
Doctoral fellows of iGRAD are members of the international scientific community with commensurate rights and obligations. All iGRAD members are obliged to follow the "fundamental principles for safeguarding good scientific practice at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf." These principles were published in "Amtliche Bekanntmachungen der HHU D, 14/2002" and are available via:
Further quality recommendations by iGRAD: