Katrine Bengtsson ,Dr Jos Rikers, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, Netherlands
The Open University of the Netherlands offers PhD trajectories to candidates. Candidates either are employed by the university as a junior researcher or are connected to the university via a contract. Either way, the PhD trajectory is on an individual basis. Every PhD candidate is by default a member of the OUNL Graduate School. The OUNL Graduate School monitors the progress of the individual candidates and organises schooling and meetings for these candidates. In order to boost the quality of the monitoring process the OUNL Graduate School has started to use Pure to monitor the individual trajectories. Using the Award Module allows the Graduate School to build an overview of the details of the PhD trajectory and connect it to milestones, research output and research actvities.
At the same time the Graduate School uses the up to date information in Pure to extract email addresses of internal and external candidates for the mailing list, which is used to announce courses and other information of interest to the candidates.
The presentation will give an overview of how the individual trajectories are registered and what available functionality in Pure is used to facilitate this registration. The presentation will include a demonstration of the registration procedure as well as a short overview of the monitoring process.