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Credit validation

How to get credits?

As a member of the Doctoral School in Life Sciences, you are required to acquire 12 credits with a minimum of  6 credits within the Doctoral School program (and a minimum of 2 in each activity category: Transferable skills, Research tools, Scientific activities).

 

You can acquire these credits by:

1. Registering to courses, activities, and workshops organized by:

  • Our Doctoral School program (see program page, our 2023 program is under construction)
  • External programs such as the CUSO Biology programs (https://biologie.cuso.ch/home)
  • CUSO transferable skills program
  • And more (REGARD, bureau Egalité des chances, LS2, etc.)

​2. Presenting at international conferences, publishing papers as 1st author, or participating in outreach activities.

What are the 3 credit categories?

  • Transferable skills (T) competences that are transferable to other career paths than academia. 

            e.g., Scientific writing, Public speaking, Project management,  Conflict management, Stress management,

            Carreer planning, Outreach events, ect.

  • Research tools (R) : practical skills or specific scientific technics

           e.g., Biostatistics, Statistical  softwares, Microscopy, Sequencing, etc.

  • Scientific activities (S): 

            e.g., Presentations at conferences or seminars, scientific workshops (e.g., Open Science,   Agriculture,

            Animal Behaviour, etc.)

 

How to validate credits?

  • Participate in courses/ workshop
  • Get a certificate of attendance
  • Fill in and sign the External Credit Validation Form (for External courses only and presentations)
  • For poster and oral presentations, also send abstract + conference program showing the scheduled presentation
  • Send certificate + form to the Academic coordinator
 

How many credits per activity?

Type of activity

Credits

Category

Poster presentation

0.5

S

Short oral presentation (less than 15min)

0.5

S

Oral presentation (min 15 min)

1.0

S

Poster + Oral presentation

1.5

S

Event organization

1.0

T

Participation to 3MT UniNE final

1.0

T

Participation to 3MT Swiss final

1.0

T

Participation to outreach event (teaching or presenting)

1.0

T

Organization of an outreach event

1.0

T

Participation to Service Learning activity UniNE

3.0

T

Organization of DSLS seminars for 1 year (10 seminars)

1.0 (1 day)

T

Publication as 1st author in Int. Peer-reviewed journal

1.0

S

Oral presentation at DSLS seminar

0.5

S

Video clip of your research

0.5

S

Participation to a summer school

7h=0.5 (max 5)

S

Participation to a workshop (DSLS, CUSO or other)

7h=0.5

T or R