As a young scientist, your doctoral studies are an important time that will prove crucial and formative for your academic career. Here at Helmholtz Munich, we recognize that we have a duty to support doctoral researchers during their doctoral studies and to promote them to the best of our ability. For this reason, every adviser for doctoral work takes on a high level of responsibility and must be aware of this. These guidelines are intended to contribute to a successful conclusion of studies and to the completion of the doctoral thesis. For detailed information please read the Guidelines for the Education and Support of Graduate Students at Helmholtz Zentrum München.