Conditions

Conditions

CONDITIONS

As a PhD student and member of the PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism you are expected to complete a number of the below-mentioned courses offered by the PhD Network. In return, you will receive a Danish Diabetes Academy diploma stating that you have gained specific knowledge within the areas of the Danish Diabetes Academy.

  1. General rules and regulations
  2. Obligatory courses
  3. Optional courses
  4. Annual progress report
  5. Publications

General rules and regulations

First of all, you must follow the rules set out by the faculty at which you are enrolled. The individual PhD study board of the respective university faculty must approve your course plan and your PhD programme must be completed in accordance with the Danish PhD Order. 

Second of all, you are, as a PhD student and member of the PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism, expected to complete a number of courses offered by the PhD Network corresponding to at least 10 ECTS points in total. In return, you will receive a Danish Diabetes Academy diploma, after defending your PhD thesis, stating that you have attended the specific courses and thus specialised your PhD study within the areas of the Danish Diabetes Academy.

In addition to the below-mentioned courses offered by the PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism, you are required to complete other basic PhD courses that form the obligatory part of the PhD programme set up by the university faculty at which you are enrolled. In all, you must have course activities equal to at least 30 ECTS points in order to receive a PhD degree.

Obligatory courses 

In order to receive a Danish Diabetes Academy diploma stating that you have gained specific knowledge within the areas of the Danish Diabetes Academy, you are expected to complete courses offered by the PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism corresponding to at least 10 ECTS points in total. 

Preferably the 10 ECTS points should be obtained through participation in the following two obligatory PhD courses organised by the PhD Programme of Diabetes and Metabolism, and additionally either by one of the optional PhD courses organised by collaborating PhD Programmes, or by participation in other Danish Diabetes Academy events that are ECTS approved (e.g. Symposia and Post Doc courses):

Optional courses

In order to obtain the required 30 ECTS point, you can either choose from the courses offered by the PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism, or you can choose to follow other national or international PhD courses, among others those offered by collaborating PhD programmes and universities.

PhD courses arranged by collaborating PhD Programmes and universities:

Annual progress report

All Danish Diabetes Academy (Academy) funded PhD students are expected to send an annual progress report to the Academy. The reports should be submitted to the Academy secretariat by the end of your first, second and third year of your PhD study by using the link to the online report upload form below.

A copy of the progress report sent to the university in which your are enrolled is sufficient (if you fill out progress reports to the university every 6 months, you may send us the two reports in one PDF file). 

You do NOT need to complete a separate report, but if you think a revised version of your existing report is more suitable for this forum, feel free to make the needed changes.

Click here to go to the annual progress report upload form

Publications

All Danish Diabetes Academy (Academy) funded PhD students are required to let the Academy secretariat know as soon as an article is accepted for publication and to credit the Academy in all publications originating from the PhD project, either under author’s affiliation or under funding – if none of the before mentioned options are possible, then under acknowledgements (this should be the last resort, as acknowledgements rarely are searchable in databases). 

Under ‘Author’s Affiliation’, please state that you are affiliated to the Danish Diabetes Academy. See following example: 

Diabetes Care. 2013, Sep:
Title: Danish Diabetes Academy, a Research Institution and Networking Platform
Authors: Tore Christiansen1, Henning Beck-Nielsen1,2 
1Danish Diabetes Academy, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
2Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark 

Under ‘Funding’ or ‘Acknowledgements’, please state: “This work was supported by a research grant from the Danish Diabetes Academy funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation”

Note that some journals make use of a specific text field to type in financing affiliations. Alternatively you can ask the journal to add the Academy as organization in the address text field (as author you are allowed to be affiliated with several addresses).