Charter of the PhD researcher and the supervisor
To provide a guideline for the PhD researcher and the supervisor to discuss the mutual expectations and responsibilities and to make the necessary arrangements to guarantee a good cooperation.
The importance of proper supervision for the smooth running of doctoral research and training cannot be overestimated. The supervisor, possibly supported by one or more co-supervisors and the supervisory committee are the people responsible for supervising and supporting the PhD researcher. The charter of the PhD researcher and the supervisor outlines the role of the (co)supervisor and the PhD researcher in the doctoral process. It outlines the mutual expectations and responsibilities of (co)supervisors and PhD researchers and should be used as a basis for effective supervision and a fruitful scientific collaboration. At the start of their collaboration the supervisor and PhD researcher go through the charter for the PhD researcher and the supervisor, using it as a basis upon which to make the necessary arrangements concerning scientific supervision. Any other aspects that may be related to their collaboration (e.g. if the PhD researcher is a salaried staff member) are covered by the relevant regulations.
Reference of the resource
Charter of the PhD researcher and the supervisor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.