Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Doctorate regulations and Social Sciences Thesis Plagiarism Check Procedure

The obligatory checking of theses for plagiarism, as set down in the new UvA 2014 doctorate regulations, came into force on 1 October 2014. In accordance with the new doctorate regulations, the Dean is responsible for this check. The Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) has delegated this task to the Department Chairs. The Board of Social Sciences has decided to assign the practical implementation of the plagiarism check to the Management Information Coordinator of the research institute (AISSR). 

Procedure

The doctorate regulations state that the manuscript must be submitted for evaluation to the Doctorate Committee no later than 14 weeks before the intended date of the defence ceremony. The plagiarism check will be carried out before the thesis is submitted to the Doctorate Committee:

  • the PhD thesis supervisor will submit the electronic version of the approved manuscript to the Department Chair no later than 16 weeks before the date of the defence ceremony
  • the Department Chair will forward this manuscript to the Management Information Coordinator of the AISSR
  • the Management Information Coordinator will report the results of the plagiarism check to the Department Chair and the AISSR Academic Director no later than 15 weeks before the date of the defence ceremony
  • the Department Chair and the AISSR Academic Director will reach a decision concerning the submission of the definitive version of the manuscript to the Doctorate Committee and the University Library
  • the Department Chair and the AISSR Academic Director will notify the PhD thesis supervisor(s) and the Management Information Coordinator of their decision. Negative decision: see the link below for the procedure to be implemented if plagiarism is detected. Positive decision: see the follow‐up steps through the link below (step-by-step instructions)
  • the PhD thesis supervisor(s) will send the definitive version of the manuscript to the Doctorate Committee no later than 14 weeks before the date of the defence ceremony
  • the Management Information Coordinator will send the electronic version of the manuscript to the University Library.

Other relevant links/forms (see also step-by-step instructions)

Published by  AISSR

9 June 2016