At the end of each year the PhD student has to submit a report on his/her activities, to be evaluated by his/her supervisors and a third independent senior researcher. The first report, elaborated within the curricular unit Thesis Plan, shall be a detailed proposal of the dissertation plan, including a review of the state of the art, description of the different tasks and schedule, and preliminary experimental results (if appropriate).
The following years’ reports shall describe the progress, show ability and motivation for completing the PhD, and provide a realistic, structured and timetabled plan for completing the thesis. The thesis structure, drafts of thesis chapters and research publications shall be annexed.
The annual report has to be presented and defended at the annual CBQF PhD student’s meeting.