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Annual assessment of PhD students: Research Plan (PI) and Activity Document (DAD)

The programme’s academic committee will assess the research plan (PI) and activity document (DAD) on an annual basis, together with the reports issued by the tutor and supervisor. In the event of a negative assessment, which should be duly justified, the PhD student must be re-assessed within six months. In the event of a new negative assessment, the PhD student will be permanently withdrawn from the programme.

Submission and deadlines: 2nd assessment year 2022/2023 

The second assessment corresponding to the annual monitoring (PI and DAD) for the academic year 2022/2023, is carried out through the computer application that manages the Register of Activities and Research Plan (RAPI) for all PhD programmes.

The dates that have been set are as follows:

  • 1 Feb to 23 Feb 2024 for PhD students to submit to RAPI the application for PI and DAD assessment corresponding to this 2nd assessment for the academic year 2022/2023 (only those who have not obtained a positive evaluation in the first deadlines of the academic year 2022/2023)

  • 26 Feb to 8 Mar 2024 for tutors and supervisors to submit reports

  • 11 Mar to 5 Apr 2024 for the academic committees of the PhD programmes to carry out the joint assessment.

PhD students will submit their applications for assessment via the RAPI computer platform: Consult the  RAPI User Guide for PhD students

Supervisors, tutors and academic committees will carry out the corresponding assessments through RAPI: Consult the RAPI User Guide for supervisors, tutors and academic committees

Any doubts, queries or incidents regarding the use of RAPI should be addressed to the Student Service Centre by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PI and DAD joint assessment criteria

In view of the reports issued by the supervisor(s) and tutor(s), the academic committee will issue one of the following joint assessments:

  • POSITIVE ASSESSMENT: passing the joint IP/DAD assessment submitted by the PhD student.
    1.  Failure to pass the joint IP/DAD assessment submitted by the PhD student.
    2.  Failure to submit documentation for joint PI/DAD assessment by the PhD student. Applies only to students who are not on temporary leave or sick leave.
    1. In those cases in which the student is on temporary leave or sick leave and the assessment is not applicable,
    2. Students who have entered the programme in the second admission stage and
    3. Students who, having requested the report from the research ethics committee, have not received it on the date prior to the assessment, the assessment being suspended pending reception of report from the aforementioned committee (article 60.5 of NEDUS)

More information

  • Art 57 to 61 of the Regulations on PhD Studies (Agreement 6.1/CG 23-7-19)