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Specifically, the monitoring procedure is organized as follows (the actual schedule may vary slightly from one institution to another):


During the first six months of his thesis, each doctoral student chooses a mentor (internally in the laboratory, but not part of the host team) validated by the laboratory director and the ED. The mentor is not intended to substitute for the advisor and is not necessarily an expert in the chosen field of research. The thesis advisor and co-advisor, if any, and the mentor are collectively responsible for monitoring the thesis progress. The student is encouraged to make regular contact with his mentor and share any potential difficulties associated with the progress or the supervision of his thesis.


At the end of first year or beginning of the 2nd year :


At the end of 2nd year or at the beginning of the 3rd year :


In the middle of the third year the student establishes with his advisors and transmits to the ED a provisional schedule estimating the timing of the thesis completion, drafting, and defense.


In case of difficulties...

A monitoring committee consisting of the thesis advisor and co-advisor, if any, of the mentor, and of a representative of the ED and/or an expert in the field outside the laboratory will be set up for any thesis: