Daily Archives: Friday April 22nd, 2016

Storing of research data on SAFE

Per BakkeThe IT unit at UoB has developed a secure system for handling of sensitive personal information in research. The system is called SAFE. SAFE is the preferred system for all internally and externally financed research projects at UoB handling sensitive personal information. K2 supports this.

K2 research groups which already have data stored at the server at Haukeland University Hospital do not have to move their data, but can still use this server. The important issue is that this kind of data are stored according to the requirements. Storing sensitive personal information at a PC is not allowed, even if the data should be unidentified.

A significant advantage with SAFE is that is allows not only storing but also statistical handling of the data. According to statisticians at IGS, SAFE is very good system. More information about it may be found here (in Norwegian).


Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry certified as Miljøfyrtårn

Tuesday 19 April, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry was certified as a Miljøfyrtårn. This includes the departments, the dental teaching hospital and the faculty administration.This certification is a part of making the whole University of Bergen (UiB) a Miljøfyrtårn this spring, as the first of the major universities in Norway. Read more in this attachment (in Norwegian).

Reminder: Doctoral course at Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK)

The doctoral course “Medical Imaginaries: Postcoloniality and Gender in the Medical Humanities” offers an interdisciplinary investigation of the centrality of gender, sexuality, race, colonial ideologies, social justice, global inequality and class to the medical humanities.
The medical humanities has focused largely on how the humanities can contribute to the field of medicine. In this context, attention to literature and the arts has sought to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection, specifically in the arena of medical practice. Continue reading

LæringsfestivalenThis post has not been translated, since the course is mainly going to be held in Norwegian.

Det nærmer seg årets Læringsfestival. Læringsfestivalen er konferansen for alle som er interessert i læring og undervisning på universiteter og høyskoler. Konferansen arrangeres av NTNU i samarbeid med Norgesuniversitetet og finner sted på Realfagsbygget i Trondheim 9. – 10.mai. Årets tema er Studentaktiv læring og teknologi. Continue reading

How to write a dissertation press release?

The University Library has contacted the communications department (and they contacted Bergens Tidende), and we have put in place a seminar on how to write dissertation press releases.

For more information, see this web site and the facebook event for the seminar.
Time: 3 May 1030-1130 am
Venue: Auditorium PI, Johannes Bruns Gate 12, next to the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library