Daily Archives: Friday February 19th, 2016

Noli turbare circolos meos!

Helge-Do not disturb my circles ! (Arkimedes, Syrakus, 212 BC) These famous last words of Arkhimedes were used as he sat in the sand in front his house in Syracuse in Sicily trying to solve his scientific questions when one of the soldiers of the Roman enemy approached him. (Syracuse war part of Magna Graecia). The soldier disliked his answer and killed him with the sword.

It is probably unwise to protect one’s circles in other situations also, as territorial thinking is often an obstacle inside an organization. An important task for the K2 department is to monitor the use of resources, including the use of lab space and equipment, so that we have efficient use of these. In terms of lab space, we have established floor contacts with whom we can now interact directly to optimize the use of lab areas. In addition, K2 will update the list of the more expensive equipment that each group possesses so that we can share this information on the website. Hence we hope it may be easier to know whom to contact if you want to collaborate with someone who has the required equipment. These are sensible use of resources, an opportunity to increase interactions internally at the department, and an opportunity for more “eureka’ moments.

Helge Ræder

NRC: Application Process Spring 2016

This Spring’s most beautiful adventure is about to start

It’s time to sharpen your pen and write applications to the NRC and other associations which distribute grants. Department of Clinical Science will as earlier focus on collectively preparing good applications to the NRC.

All project applications that emanate from the department must have an approved budget and the signature of the Head of Deparment. Our economists are under pressure in general , and even more so in May, with many applications. Be early if you want your application to be sent. Below you will find the schedule for this year’s application work.

Good luck
Eystein Husebye
Deputy Head
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