Allotment of activity points

To facilitate budget work for the faculty board, the principal supervisor must propose an allotment of activity points in conjunction with public defense or licentiate seminar registration for the department and report this for all departments that have a co-author in any of the subprojects included in the dissertation.

Reg. no. MEDFARM 2005/772. Decision Nov. 24, 2005

Instructions for how to allocate activity points for public defense and for how to solve any disputes that may arise during the allotment of points. Attach the form for allotment to the public defense application. The same allotment principle applies for the licentiate and doctoral degrees. The points must reflect the contributions of the department to postgraduate studies in the form of supervision, project overhead, wages, etc. Points are only allocated during the time the doctoral student is admitted to postgraduate studies and in relation to total time in postgraduate studies. Activity points are not allocated for licentiate or doctoral degrees completed in less than 18 months. In other respects, the following applies:

  1. All postgraduate studies are completed at the department within the scientific discipline of medicine and pharmacy where the doctoral student is registered. The following rule applies: the department receives 100 percent of points.
  2. Postgraduate studies have been completed at more than one department in the field. The following rules apply:
    • Points will be allocated among the involved departments. The allotment of points must reflect involvement, supervision, social responsibility, research activity, etc. and not just comprise compensation for actual operating expenses, laboratory assistance, etc.
    • A minimum of 10 percent of points may be allocated when allocating activity points.
    • Usually the department at which the doctoral student has been registered (parent department) receives at least 50 percent of the points.
    • The principal supervisor must propose an allotment of activity points in conjunction with the public defense and report this for all departments that have a co-author in any of the subprojects included in the dissertation. The involved department chairs authorize the allotment by signing the report card. (Does not apply to foreign departments.)
    • In the event that a dispute about the allotment of activity points should arise, the chair of the research committee decides in consultation with the postgraduate education coordinator at the Faculty of Pharmacy as well as the directors of study for preclinical and clinical postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine.
  3. The doctoral student has completed postgraduate studies completely or in part at a department outside Uppsala University’s scientific discipline for medicine and pharmacy even though the doctoral student has been registered at one of the departments at the Faculty. The following rules apply:
    • In order for points to be allocated at all, the doctoral student must have been active for at least one year at the department that claims activity points and actively pursued research during this time. One year of postgraduate studies at the involved department corresponds with 25 percent, two years with 50 percent, and three years with 75 percent of all points. At least 0.15 points will be allocated for completely external doctoral students (e.g., industry-based doctoral students).