The doctoral researcher-supervisor relationship includes obligations and rights that apply to both the supervisor and the researcher. Some of the rights and obligations are affected by whether the PhD research work is done under employment, on a grant or at the researcher’s own expense alongside other work.
Researchers are professionals throughout their careers. That is why we recommend using the title doctoral researcher or early career researcher for researchers working on their PhD theses.
The Early Stage Researchers’ Work Group of FUURT has compiled essential guidelines for both doctoral researchers and thesis supervisors to support a positive researcher-supervisor relationship. Read more from the link below.