Best Practices

ORPHEUS supports excellence in graduate research education training. Shown here is a collection of quality assurance mechanisms and best practices, which institutions may find useful when developing their own practices, policies and procedures.

First is a link to the ORPHEUS Best Practices document that provides a consensus regarding the aims and content of PhD programmes in biomedicine, medicine and health sciences in Europe. This document forms the basis of the ORPHEUS Labelling service.

In addition, links are provided to relevant international documents, such as the Salzburg Principles. Also links to relevant material from specific universities as inspiration for your own institution.

ORPHEUS Best Practices for PhD Training

Based on the ORPHEUS – AMSE – WFME standards for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in Europe.

First published in 2016 with the latest revision in 2024, our free Best Practices in PhD Training ebook covers recommendations in:

      • Research Environment
      • Outcomes
      • Admission Policy and Criteria
      • PhD Training Programme
      • Supervision
      • PhD Thesis
      • Assessment
      • Graduate School Structure