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Fieldwork and laboratory activities

Last modified on 01-06-2022
Fieldwork, excursions and laboratory activities are an important aspect of the Earth Sciences and Biology curricula. Because there are risks there are a few things you have to do.
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Fieldwork, excursions and laboratory activities are an important aspect of the Earth Sciences and Biology curricula, however there are inherent risks related to these activities.

Before you enter any field campaign or participate in courses involving excursions, fieldwork or laboratory work, you must fill in two forms: 

  • A medical form in which you provide your medical information;
  • A field declaration in which you agree to obey the safety rules.

You can find these mandatory forms below. Without these forms you cannot participate in excursions or fieldwork. 

In addition to your own insurance, the University of Amsterdam also arranges a special ‘fieldwork insurance’ for these activities.

Medical form

In the interest of safety of yourself, other students and the staff, you must fill in the medical information formExternal link in DataNose before you leave for fieldwork or an excursion. It may be possible that the medical officer of the University of Amsterdam contacts you for further information.

The information that you provide in the form is only accessible to the medical officer, and is confidential to anyone else. 

Field declaration

In addition to the medical form, you must also fill in a fieldwork declaration. In this declaration, you agree to obey the safety rules and regulations during excursions and fieldwork as told to you by the teachers and/or excursion leaders. You can hand in the form at the education service desk on the 2nd floor of the Science Park.

Download the Field declaration (doc) form.