The doctoral thesis committee is obliged to follow the progress of the doctoral thesis and has to report this to the university at least once a year.
Find here a pdf of the required report form:
The form provides space to enter a brief progress report protocol. Here, progress that has been made in the thesis project since the last report is to be summarised. The committee is absolutely free to decide about the form, in which the progress report meeting is held, and about who writes the brief progress report protocol. The crucial point is that the committee members (supervisor of the thesis and 2 further members) finally sign the form and thereby confirm the correctness of its content. The undersigned form must then be delivered to the Medical University of Vienna Study and Admission Office, attn. Martin Janku.