Assessment tools used in the open distance learning system are of fundamental assistance in continuously
monitoring the quality of training.
The Honorary Programme Director, in co-operation with the Programme Director and the tutors, evaluates the quality of
the scientific and didactic content. This is accomplished using evaluative tools and co-tutoring, including distance
co-tutoring that continuously monitors the research trainees’ training via the European Doctorate’s dedicated website.
After monitoring the work of previous years, the Core Executive Committee decided to impose a more
structured “time constraint” on the development of research trainees’ programmes as another quality control procedure.
This offers tutors on-line evaluation tools for various versions of the research trainees’ projects:
- Initial short version
- Intermediate extended version
- Final full report and short version
These tools have been installed on the web site (http://www.europhd.eu) for every registered participant in the
programme. They are considered confidential and are accessible for consultation only by those who have a
password: the 3 tutors (1 national + 2 foreign), the Programme Director, the Honrary Programme Director and the
research trainee him or herself.