Daily Archives: Friday March 20th, 2015

Registration of personal information

Roland JonssonIn clinical research, the registration of personal information, is a particularly sensitive and important issue to deal with. This applies to all academic staff incl. PhD candidates and those in post-doc positions. University of Bergen (UiB) has adopted a general framework for health research and treatment of personal information at UiB (Case 52/12, 27/09/2012). The purpose and strategy document specifies, among other responsibilities, the current guidelines for securing confidentiality and data security. Requirements for agreements with partners, as well as internal requirements for employees’ skills, secures quality and internal control. The regulations can be found here: http://link.uib.no/euw0

As a follow up of this work, we have prepared an online form that has to be answered by the individual project owner, in projects where UiB is responsible for the research. The forms can be downloaded and answered here: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=1073772

Please note that this applies only to projects where UiB is responsible for the conduct of research. All REK-approvals shall also be sent to the department to be filed in the archive system ePhorte. The same applies to NSD, but here the department Head and the Head of administration has access to the NSD portal.

In anticipation of a joint research server this “tax return” form will be sent out to be audited once a year. The deadline for this year is the 1st of May 2015. During 2015 there will also be performed an internal audit at UiB, where it will be inquired if we have a system in place for processing and storage of personal data at UiB. Just do it!  So we can all be certain of having the right high quality archive and storing facility for this kind of personal information. More reminders will be sent to each researcher at K2, ahead of the deadline 1st of May 2015.

Do you want to participate in Researcher’s Grand Prix/ Forsker grand prix?

National Science Week/ Forskningsdagene and UiB invite PhD-candidates to an information meeting about Researcher’s Grand Prix/ Forsker grand prix on the 9 of April  at 10 am. 
The meeting will take place at the Communication Division/ Kommunikasjonsavdelingen UiB,  Johannes Bruns gate 12, 5 floor/ 6.etasje.

We will here share with you some practical information about how to apply and what you as a participant can expect from Forsker grand prix. Last year’s winner of Forsker grand prix in Bergen, Audun Havnen, will also be there to share his experience and to answer any questions you may have. 

Link to the event in the UiB calendar: http://www.uib.no/en/foremployees/87109/information-meeting-about-reseachers-grand-prix-forsker-grand-prix

Please contact Ingeborg Revheim within April 7, if you would like to attend this Meeting
Tel: +47 55 58 90 40/ +47 975 16 025

The Forsker grand prix application deadline is 15 of May!
For further information about Forsker grand prix: http://www.forskningsdagenebergen.com/forsker-grand-prix-2/information-in-english/

Research Exchange through NMF

Norwegian Medical Association (NMF) has bilateral exchange agreements for medical students who want to go on a four week sabbatical leave in another country. Every year between 4-5 international students come to Bergen, and NMF takes responsibility for all the practical regarding housing, lunch and socially events on evenings and weekends for the students.  In the daytime, on weekdays, students participate in a research project, and it is were we hope that you can help us out!  Read more here.


Travel survey from Skyss

Travelling Public transportation to work?  Or do you wish that there was a route network that made you able to travel Public? Skyss wants to hear from you!

MOF is committed to improve transport conditions for our students and employees. To do this, Skyss requires updated knowledge on employee travel patterns. This means; what transportation do you use, what options do you have, and how are your experience of using various transportation to work? We hope you will help by participating in this travel survey from Skyss.

Skyss needs information from everyone. Weather you use public transportation daily or only occasionally, using car, bisycle or walking. 

The survey is web interview by TNS Gallup on behalf of Skyss. You are completely anonymous. Click on the link below and join. It takes 7-8 minutes to answer the survey. Deadline for submissions is Friday 27 March.

Link to the survey:


Everyone attending is in the draw of “Bergen Sentrum-gavekort”:

  1. Gavekort 2000 kr.
  2. Gavekort 500 kr
  3. Gavekort 500 kr
  4. Gavekort 250 kr
  5. Gavekort 250 kr
  6. Gavekort 250 kr


Information Meeting about The Organizational Development Project.

All employees are invited to an information meeting about the four recent reports from the working groups in the organizational development project.

The meeting will take Place at “Egget”, at the Student Centre, Friday, March 27 o’clock 9:00 to 11:30

During the meeting, leaders / secretaries to the last four subprojects will present workgroup recommendations, and it will be possible to ask questions. A more detailed program will be posted on the project’s website before the meeting.

A simple breakfast will be served at the entrance to the auditorium. For this reason we ask that employees who wish to participate registrates within  24 March.
Use the following link: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=1087066 (We will make gluten-free and vegetarian option)

We remind you that information about the project and about the working group reports, also are available on the project’s website: www.uib.no/ouprosjekt




Public defence Week 13

Ingeborg BrønstadIngeborg Brønstad will have her public defence on Thursday March 26, 2015
Trial lecture: Thursday March 26, 2015, kl.09.15
Topic: ”Hva trenger vi å vite for å forstå hvordan HLA-molekyler bidrar til utvikling av autoimmune sykdommer”
Place: Auditorium 2, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies Vei 91
Public defence: Thursday March 26, 2015, kl.11.15
Place: Auditorium 2, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies Vei 91
Title of dissertation: ”Genetics of autoimmune Addison’s disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia”
1st opponent Professor Anne Spurkland, Universitetet i Oslo
2nd opponent Førsteamanuensis Jørn Sagen, Universitetet i Bergen

press release

Public defence Week13

Tangvik Randi 04Randi Julie Tangvik will have her public defence on Wednesday March 25, 2015
Trial lecture: Wednesday March 25, 2015, kl.10.15
Topic: ”Implementering av ernæringsstrategier i norsk helsevesen ”
Place: Stort auditorium, 3. et. Sentralblokken, Haukeland Universitetssykehus
Public defence: Wednesday March 25, 2015, kl.12.15
Place: Stort auditorium, 3. et. Sentralblokken, Haukeland Universitetssykehus
Title of dissertation: ”Nutritional risk in a university hospital: Challenges and    consequences in clinical practice”
1st opponent Professor Henrik Højgaard Rasmussen, Aalborg Universitet
2nd opponent Ph.d. Lene Thoresen, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim

 Press release