Monthly Archives: August 2016

Announcement of project funding for cooperation between Norway and developing countries

SIU announces grants of about 90 million NOK for five-year projects through Norwegian Partnership Program for Worldwide Academic Cooperation (NORPART). NORPART supports educational cooperation and student mobility between higher education institutions in developing countries and Norway.
The application deadline is 5 September 2016 at 3 pm Norwegian time. Continue reading

Access to journals from Lippincott for employees with part-time position at the faculty

Helse Bergen and UiB has had separate agreements to Lippincott journals. Helse Bergen had their assets through an agreement made by the Health Libary, which was completed in January 2016. OVID has stricker access for Helse-Bergen as an institution, which means that even users With UiB usernames and passwords can not grasp the articles if they are conected to Helse-Bergens network. We’re sorry for this situation that makes it harder to get access for Our users. This access issue is national. The University libraries at the UiB, UiO, NTNU and UiT work closely with the Health Library for negotiations with OVID. The negotiations that are taking place are complicated, but we are seeing signs that we can come to an agreement for 2017 and beyond.

To gain access to these journals today, you can do this:
Users with emplyment at UiB have a username and password to the network connecting to UiB

  • If you are in the University’s premises you should have online access
  • If you are in Helse-Bergen’s premises you won’t get online access
  • For Remote access from home you can use the University Library’s Proxy or VPN for more information, click here: Notice that the Proxy/VPN does not work while in the University’s or Helse- Bergen’s premises.

We welcome article orders:

  • via email
  • via the Library’s search tool, click here:
  • It’s still possible to order via the UBB button in PubMed, but in the new Library system it will require a login. Then you’ll need a username and password. The username can be found on the Library card, for example: ubb1234567. If you have a password in the old Bibsys ASK can it be used further. Otherwise you can order a password here:
    In the login screen, Select Bibsys as Your affiliation

The Medical and Dentistry Library has a high priority on handling questions about the journal when they should be answered as soon as possible. For users without employment at the UiB we’ll send printed copies of articles.

Parking on ”the roof”

13511514_1040558346038933_544500915_nIt’s now a new system of who gets to park on ” the roof ” The new system will be in use from Monday August 15th 2016. This means it’s no longer the first man/woman to get there who will get a spot.

Parking spots 20,21,22,27,28,29,30,31 and 32 are owned by K2. Parking space 26 is reserved for guests and can be booked  the expedition.

All questions about parking on the ” roof ” goes to the one in charge of parking.
If you have any questions you can contact Ingvild Jonsvoll in the expedition, 8th floor ( / 55973050)

Invitation to follow-up meeting about the NORPART programme at UiB

The meeting is relevant for anyone who plans to apply for project funding (deadline 5 September).

The follow-up meeting on the NORPART programme will be held at Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31 (Juss 2). Wednesday 15 June from 10:00 – 12:00.

The topic of the meeting is what characterizes a good application and we hope that the meeting can be a guide to writing the application and ensure that as many as possible of the UiB applications are granted support.

Plan for the meeting:
*Introduction and welcome
*Presentation of the programme, Hilde Granås Kjøstvedt, senior adviser SIU
*Study Administrative Matters which may affect an application by SA
*Discussion and exchange of experiences so far.

Registration by 13 June:

Best regards
Helge Bjørlo og Ana Veronica Cordova

Writing Strategy Papers for H2020 working programs and the next EU framework program

MARK THE DATES: 7-8 September

Are you interested in Horizon 2020, the largest funding programme for research and innovation in Europe? Have you ever wondered where the European Commission gets their ideas from for the topics calls? Would you like to learn how to convince the EC that your research idea is the perfect material to be included in one of the work programmes?
Then you should consider attending the workshop: “Writing Strategy Papers for H2020 working programs and the next EU framework program”
This is the first time such a workshop will be organised by the University, as part of UiB´s strategy to maximise the scientist´s chances in the competition for EU funds.

The workshop will be lead by Kristof Vlaeminck, from the Brussel office, in cooperation with the Division of Research Management (FA).

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Regional interdisciplinary research conference within rehabilitation

Regional Center for training and rehabilitation invite leaders, researchers and research interested in the specialist health care, and cooparationpartners at a university, college or municipalities to a regional interdisciplinary research conference within rehabilitation.

When: September 21st  , at 9:30- 16:30
Where: Bergen, Bikuben

Invitasjon og program til forskingskonferanse 21. september 2016 (PDF)​


FWA and IRB numbers at UoB’s participation in medical programs USA

For researchers to be able to participate in the “Human Research Projects” in the US,  we need to be registered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as having an approved FWA number. UiB has now renewed its FWA approval which is now valid until 06.27.2021. We must also have an Institutional Review Board (IRB) that the University’s case, Regional Medical Research Ethics Committee West IRB # 3.

The number to be entered at the request of US partners are:
University of Bergen: FWA 00009490, 00001872 IRB

Research Fund for Asthma and Allergies – apply for funding

Research Fund for Asthma and Allergies was founded by the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association in 1963, aiming to promote research in asthma and allergy sector.

In 2016 parts fund crowns 550,000 for research projects and other projects that promote research (eg. Pilot)

450 000, – awarded by the Research Fund
100 000, – awarded by the Research Fund on behalf of Gerd and Lars Volders endowment.
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Erasmus + 2016

1 million to establishing projekts within Erasmus +

Do you wish for fundings from the Euopean cooperation on education?
SIU offers support to develop your application through what is called Project Establishment Support (PES) for 2016. These funds are related to centralized measures under Erasmus + and we have set aside 1 million for the establishment of new projects.

Erasmus + is the EU program for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. Norway participates fully in Erasmus +.

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Library courses 2016

The library offers courses in literature searching and reference management.
The courses are for students and staff at the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital. The courses are free.
The following courses are offered in autumn 2016:
– EndNote – begin courses August 24
– EndNote – begin courses August 31

The courses have limited participant numbers. More courses will come.

Registration and more details on the library’s Web pages


WUN Research Development Fund 2016 – search for funding

One can apply for funding for the development of research collaboration and building networks between partners in Wun network. Cooperation must fall into one of Wun Global Challenge areas (Responding to Climate Change, Public Health (non-communicative diseases), Global Higher Education and Research, Understanding Cultures), and / or one of the transversal themes in Wun-operation (Economics, Big Data, Global China Group, Global Africa Group).

Deadline: Oktober 14th 2016

For more information

“Norgesuniversitetet” – apply for funding

Applications must be approved by the university management. If UoB sends more applications, these shall be ranked by the management. Therefore we must put an internal deadline for submitting the final application to October 10th. Applications must be sent as an attachments to e-mail to “Kontor for etter- og videreutdanning” ,  It is however important to notice that it is the academic environment itself which have to send the final electronic application for NUV within  October 20th,  while it is the university management who have to  submit approval and possibly ranking of the applications to NUV by the same deadline.

The full call with general policies and specific professional criteria are the Norway University website

Public PhD Defence, Week 34

Leslie S.P. EideLeslie Sofia Pareja Eide will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Trial lecture: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 10:15.
Topic: Delirium and surgery: theoretical and methodological issues in current Research”
Place:  Auditorium 4, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies vei 91
Public defense: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 12:15.
Place:  Auditorium 4, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation:  “Delirium after aortic valve therapy. A prospective cohort study of octogenarian patients following surgical aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve implantation”
1st opponent: Senior Research Associate James Rudolph, Brown School of Public Health, Providence, USA
2nd opponent: Docent Marie Ernsth Bravell, Jönköping University, Sweden

Press release (in Norwegian)