Individual Monitoring Committee (CSI)

According to Article 11 of the 26 August 2022 decree establishing the national framework for training and modalities concerning the delivery of the national doctoral diploma :

“An individual doctoral student monitoring committee (CSI) ensures the proper progress of the PhD, relying on the doctoral charter and the training agreement. It evaluates, in an interview with the doctoral student, the progress research. It makes recommendations and submits a report to the doctoral school, the doctoral student and the thesis director”.

The committee plays also a role in preventing any form of conflict, discrimination or harassment.

The composition, organisation and functioning of this committee are determined by the doctoral school board.

The CSI, for who?

The CSI must be held before registration in the second year and before each new registration. The CSI transmits a report to the doctoral school with the necessary recommandation after each interview. It also has a role in preventing violence and discrimination.

No re-registration will be possible without the written report of this committee. This implies that the committee should meet at least once a year from the first year onwards. Ideally, the same committee composition should be maintained throughout the period of registration.

The CSI, How?

In conformity with the rules, each PhD student must have a personal monitoring committee composed of at least two people (tutors).

The interviews are organised on-site, in three distinct stages:

1/ Presentation of the work progress and discussions,

2/ Interview with the doctoral student without the thesis director,

3/ Interview with the doctoral supervisor without the doctoral student.

CSIs for first-year PhD students last 30 minutes, while CSIs for second-year students and above last 45 minutes.

Presentation templates are available to help you prepare the presentation.

The Individual Monitoring Committee, Composition

As far as possible, the composition of the doctoral student’s CSI remains constant throughout the PhD. The composition of the ISC is as follows:

1st year doctoral student CSI:

The CSIs of the first years last 30 minutes and are conducted in the presence of two members of the PhD student’s department board (BCMPP, DGNRV, IM, IMMUNO). One of the members should monitor the PhD student during the following CSIs (ED tutor).

The list of the members of each department board is available on the ED website. There are institute representatives in each department.

WARNING!!! The ED members participating in the CSI must be from outside the institute where the doctoral student is based.

Conduct of the CSI :

In three stages as described in the decree: (1) Presentation of the progress of the doctoral project in the presence of the doctoral student and his/her supervisor. (2) Interview with the supervisor. (3) Interview with the doctoral student.

CSI for PhD students in their 2nd or 3rd year (if derogation for the 4th year of the thesis):

Lasting 45 minutes, this CSI takes place in the presence of two members of the doctoral student’s department board (BCMPP, DGNRV, IM, IMMUNO) and a member from outside the institute who is a specialist in the discipline chosen by the supervisor/ PhD student duo. During this exchange, the scientific presentation of the PhD student will be more complete and include a presentation of the challenges and possible difficulties encountered.

The individual interview with the supervisor and the doctoral student should be attended by all the members present.

The CSI, who should be contacted?

For BioSPC, management (not decision making) is delegated to the research institutes where the PhD students are doing their PhD. One or more referents are identified for each site. Students should contact them to get to know their tutors and to set a date for the ISC.

The site director(s) is (are) responsible for checking that the monitoring committee plays its role and that there is at least one CSI in the second and third year of the thesis.

A form ( form  1st year, form  2/3 year) had to be completed at the end of the meeting and to be returned to the administrative manager.

  • BCMPP:
  • Immuno:
  • IM:
  • DGNRV:

If problems are reported or if the committee is not in favour of re-registration, then the directors of the department concerned will examine the file and the final decision will be taken by the two directors of the BioSPC doctoral school after discussion at the Board of Directors.

The list of site referents is in the table below:

Site Personnes à contacter
Centre de Recherches des Cordeliers DESDOUETS Chantal:
Centre Epigénétique et destin cellulaire

WEITZMAN Jonathan:

MEZGER Valérie:

Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives CEA CAMPALANS Anna: 
Institut de Psychiatrie et Neurosciences de Paris

ZALA Diana:

RAMOZ Nicolas:

Collège de France DESDOUETS Chantal:
UFR d’ontologie Bouchet Jérôme:
Faculté de Pharmacie DESDOUETS Chantal:
Hôpital Robert Debré GRESSENS Pierre:
Hôpital Saint-Louis

GAUTIER Gregory :


VARRET Mathilde :

Institut Necker Enfants Malades/ Faculté de médecine Paris Descartes- Site Necker

MANOURY Benedicte:


IBPC (Institut de Biologie Physico-chimique)

MIROUX Bruno :

PUTZER Harald :

Institut Imagine




Institut Pasteur
Institut Jacques Monod



Institut Cochin

BENIT Laurence:

VAULONT sophie:

Institut Curie BATAILLE Laurence:
Biologie intégrée du globule rouge


ETCHEBEST Catherine: 

Paris Centre de Recherche Cardiovasculaire (PARCC)

TALEB Soraya:

ZENNARO Maria-Christina:

Site Bichat

GAUTIER Gregory (U1149):

MAILLEUX Arnaud (U1152): 

VARRET Mathilde (U1148):


Unité de Biologie Fonctionnelle et Adaptative (BFA)

DUPRET Jean-Marie:

CHAUVIN Stephanie:  

UFR Biomédicale des Saints Pères LEGAY Claire:
CSI documents

We put at your disposal the CSI documents:

Forumlaire CSI

Examples of presentations

Submit the CSI report to the doctoral school

The reports will be filed on the dedicated filing link only (no sending by email).