What is the Research Plan?

It is the plan drawn up by the trainee researcher with the supervision of the thesis supervisor and the tutor, during the 1st year of their Doctoral studies. This Research Plan can be improved and detailed during the stay in the  Program, and stated in the annual monitoring evaluation.

Doctoral students of the University of Lleida will draw up their Research Plan using the project approved by the School of Doctoral Studies:

Research Plan of the Doctoral School


¿Data Management Plan - New for the 2022/2023 academic year

The Research Plan requires a Data Management Plan (DMP) for trainee researchers who have started their PhD studies from the 2022-2023 academic year.

The trainee researcher will send a first version of his or her DMP with the Research Plan presented during the annual evaluation of the first year of the doctorate.

To write it, CORA and DMP will be used

 - It is necessary to choose the template for doctorate.

- In this first version, the points to be completed at least are:

- About your research

- About this Data Management Plan

- The Data Management Plan

- 6. Personal/sensitive data

- Share your DMP with whoever you consider (thesis supervisor).

- In case of working with personal data, the DMP must be shared with the Data Protection Officer of the UdL. His email address is

- Pdf must be generated and downloaded to attach to the Research Plan.

Is necessary keep the DMP up-to-date throughout the doctoral research and review it with the thesis supervisor.

Good practices in research data management must be applied so that research data is of quality, sustainable and accessible. The Research Data Guide for PhD students is available . Help can be requested by sending a message to

At the time of submitting the completed thesis for its public defense, the final version of your DMP will be sent to the Doctoral School.

When should the Research Plan be presented?

1st year doctoral students must submit their Research Plan during the first annual evaluation call, in general.

Depending  on the date of the first enrolment, the Academic Committee may establish which doctoral students must be evaluated in the 1st call.

The Doctoral Academic Committee will evaluate the Research Plan  presented for registration in the first year and the activities document, with the 1st year Research Plan Endorsement  issued by the thesis supervisor and the tutor.

When the endorsement report is carried out jointly between the thesis director/s and the tutor, the Joint Evaluations of the Reserch Plan model will be used. This report requires the digital certificate signature of all issuers, before uploading it to the RAPI application.


How is the Research Plan presented for the evaluation of the 1st year?

The Project Plan must be done with this document Research Plan of the Doctoral School and upload to RAPI


1. In the tab "Research Plan" you must mark the option "Generate plan"; "Show detail"; "Edit".

2. You can now upload the Project, in a pdf file, to the field "Complete report of the Research Plan".

3. Save the changes so that all the information is recorded.

4. If you agree with the data you have entered in the RAPI and do not want to make any further changes, you can validate it so that it can be viewed by tutor and thesis supervisor.

5. You must make the following change of status : REGISTERED ⇒ IN REVISION. From that moment on, the tutor and the thesis supervisor can issue their mandatory report for the evaluation of the Academic Committee.  Next, you have the RAPI status changes.




Support of the 1st year Research Plan

When you access to RAPI, in the menu "MIS ALUMNOS" you  will see all the researchers in training (IeF) that you have assigned as a tutor or director, depending on the role with which you have entered.

The doctoral students included in " INICIO DE ESTUDIOS" in the current academic year, are those who are in their 1st YEAR of Doctoral studies, and therefore present the Research Plan for the first time for approval.

For each doctoral student, an alert signal appears, indicating whether there are tasks to be validated.

Once you have identified the 1st year training researchers you must issue and upload the 1st year Research Plan Endorsement for the Commission to approve the Research Plan, which is the EVALUATION OF THE FIRST YEAR.

When the thesis director also is the PhD tutor, has to check "Use this assessment for all my roles". Otherwise, a warning sign will appear because RAPI will understand that the assessment to be carried out by the other person responsible for the thesis is missing.

Models :

1st Year Research Plan Endorsement1

1st Year Research Plan Joint Endorsement2



1. The Research Plan Endorsement report does not require a signature, as the report is issued and uploaded to the RAPI application by the same person, with their personal credentials, and is therefore already registered.

2. The joint Endorsement report of the Research Plan is drawn up jointly by the thesis director/s and the tutor. This report requires the signature with digital certificate of all issuers. Once signed, only one of the issuers of this document will upload the report to RAPI.

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