Monthly Archives: January 2017

Changes in HR Portal / Pagaweb

skjermbildeFrom 2017 all reimbursements to employees will be sent through the HR portal, not just travels. For refunds other than traveling one should use the form “Reimbursement of expenses” and that will give you three alternative types of expenses:

•Compensation for expenses

• Reimbursement of equity services (eksample: internet, tel.)

• Reimbursement of taxable private expenditure (eksample:membership fees and private Subscription)

Receipts will be scanned by the person filling out the form and no longer need to send original receipts in paper form. Expenses are posted by economists as notes on the comments of funds it shall be charged to avoid delays.

There are three payments pr. month: the main payroll on the 12th and in addition approximately 20 and about 28.

Form for payment of refunds to people who are NOT employed by UIB to go in paper form as before.

Recalling also that the main rule is that all goods and services shall be ordered through UIB their ordering system Basware PM. Contact consignor in the group to make reservation.

This weeks editorial

Ræder_portrettFrom Bench to Business

 How should scientists at the Department of Clinical Science improve innovation of their research? This was the topic of one of the panel debates at the strategy meeting last week with panelists from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen technology transfer office (BTO) and the Department , and with research group leaders in the audience. Prime Minister Erna Solberg has previously said that our country needs more suppliers to the National budget – not more companies and institutions living on the National budget. She asked for more innovation once again in her New Year speech where she also pointed to BerGenBio as a successful example of research-driven innovation at our faculty.
K2 aims to increase innovation in the present strategy period, and point number one is to establish an innovation strategy for K2 this Spring.
I will head an advisory group for the innovation strategy which subsequently will be discussed at the Department Board in the Spring. I therefore  ask for input from you, both to the group’s composition and to the elements we should include in this strategy. As an example I already received a proposition of speed-dates between researchers at the Department and economists at NHH. The proposed idea was to pair scientists with entrepreneurs to increase the success rate. Prof. Tor Andreassen at NHH pointed to the entrepeneurship challenges at the strategy seminar: The entrepreneur should, in addition to developing increased customer and marketing understanding and investor relations also withstand being poor, work 80-hour weeks, travel up to 200 travel days, make difficult decisions, live with risk, move quickly and adapt continuously. Since researchers also lead or participate actively in a research group, we certainly require good helpers on the team if we also aim for innovation. Perhaps the way to go may be to build a bridge between K2 and the environments in Sandviken – or with other environments in Bergen aimed at innovation, including Innovation Norway and the new Mohn Center for Innovation and Regional Development at the Bergen University College.

I would like to hear from you if you have input.


Theme Day Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis clinic at Haukeland University Hospital organizes conference about tuberculosis.

Theme Day is m.a. for doctors in specialist rode almost the municipal health almost, students at the medical school, nurses, nursing educators

Thursday February 9 at 08.30 to 15.30.
Location: Bikuben, Haukeland University Hospital

See the attached program and registration. Deadline for entries 01/20/17

Call for ERA-NET

kreftforeningenThe Norwegian Cancer Society wishes to inform about a new round of ERA-NET for translational cancer research – TRAN SCAN-2.
The theme of the announcement is “Minimally and non-invasive methods for early detection and / or progression of cancer.”

You can read more about the call on the NCS and TRAN SCAN their websites, see

Norwegian researchers are encouraged to participate in the announcement!

Invitation to organise a permanent PhD course at Bergen Summer Research School

We hereby invite you to propose a permanent course for Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS). Taking place at the University of Bergen in June every year, BSRS attracts about 80 PhD candidates and young researchers from all over the world. BSRS is an integrated part of the doctoral education at UiB and offers a series of parallel h
igh quality doctoral courses targeting doctoral candidates and junior researchers.

For more information.

Happy New Year!

Per BakkeI hope everybody have had a peaceful Christmas and used the opportunity to recreate in the Christmas and New Year’s Eve. This editorial will mention three deadline coming up in January. The first is the opportunity to apply for small assets (SMÅFORSK) January 13th. This has been the topic of a recent editorial by Eystein.

Kristof Vlaeminck is the head of the EU office of UoB in Brussels, He will give a half day workshop on “How to write a good proposal?” on January 19th, The workshop is of relevance to those who plan to or are considering writing an EU application. The workshop has room for 20 participants on a first first apply first serve basis. Sign up to Irene here. 

Finally The KG Jebsen call for proposals for translational research should be mentioned. The faculty of Medicine and Odontology wants to promote candidates and hold a prequalification round in which leading research groups are asked to submit a 2-pages draft of a proposal. Requirements for the draft is given here.

The faculty in collaboration with the Haukeland University Hospital will then pick four applicants who will be invited to write a full application. The deadline for submitting the draft is January 24th. The draft should be sent to Julie.



HSE corner

uten-navnThe Technician forum need new powers! Are you interested in being a part of  the committee to the Technician forum?
If you think this could be something for you, contact Ingvild Jonsvoll either by mail ( or phone 55973050.

K2 thanks last year’s Committee for a well done job! Thanks to Ersilia Bifulco, Tove H. Skogmoe Folkestad and Jenny Liqin Zhang.

January 10th the first NOKUT breakfast is held

Professor, PhD, professor, lecturer and associate professor. What do the educators think about the quality of education at Norwegian Universities and colleges?

The last four years NOKUT have asked students give their opinion about the quality of the program they have started. Now we turn to them standing in front of students. The educators.

  • How do you assess the students’ efforts?
  • Their learning outcomes?
  • How much time do you spend on the teaching?
  • And what does this actually mean to the students’ level of knowledge?

For breakfast will among others head for UHR Vidar L Haanes leader in NAR Peter Aaslestad, NSO leader Marianne Andenæs and NOKUT director Terje Morland Panel conversation.

We also collect educators to the conversation. Professor Anne C. Elster (Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU), Professor Petter Kongsgården (Department of Education, University College Southeast Norway) and Associate Anniken Haugelund (Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo).

Time: 08:00-09:30 AM (breakfast is served from 07:30 AM)
Place: Frokostkjelleren, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo

Can’t attend? You can follow the breakfast Meeting live from here


New procedures for monitoring of ethical approvals for doctoral projects at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Several of the candidates admitted to the PhD program at MOF is working on projects that require ethical approvals (REK approval or other authorizations). However, there is currently very limited opportunities for faculty to follow up such ethical approvals before the project’s start.

Read more here.

Seminar “Transition from academia to industry” January 19 2017, 12:00 – 15:00, Rikshospitalet B: Grønt Aud 1

The postdoc-committee at the Centre for Immune Regulation would like to invite you to the seminar “Transition from academia to industry”.  The invited speakers have either performed a successful transfer from academia to industry or are involved in the transition process, and we are very grateful they have accepted to share their experiences with us. See the program below, or go to the CIR website.

All welcome!

Seminar: “Transition from academia to industry”.

Time and place: Thursday, January 19 2017, 12:00  – 15:00,  Rikshospitalet B: Grønt Aud 1. Add to calendar

12.00-12.05 – Welcome

12.05-12.35 – Øystein Rekdal, CSO, Lytix Biopharma, Oslo. Title: “From bench to bedside with a first in class oncolytic peptide”.

12.35-13.05 – Geir Åge Løset, CSO, Nextera, Oslo. Title: “Basic research and industrial translation – the ultimate blend”.

-Break with refreshments-

13.20-13.50 – Agnete Fredriksen, CSO, Vaccibody. Title: “From PhD to CSO in Clinical stage Biotech Company- my experience from Vaccibody”.

13.50-14.20 – André Borka, Head hunter, Borka Consulting. Title: “(Work)Life after PhD within the pharmaceutical industry, medical technical equipment and life science. Advice on LinkedIn, CVs and job applications”.

14.20-14.50 – Ana Kucera, Regional Sales Manager Carl Zeiss AS. Title: “From PhD to industry: the pros and cons and the process behind”.

Invitasjon til Åpningsseminar 30. januar 2017

UgleDepartment of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Bergen has the pleasure of inviting you to the opening seminar for the newly esablished Center for Nutrition on Januray 30th 2017 at 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in store auditorium (4601), sentralblokken Haukeland Universitetssjukehus.

Center for nutrition will Connect Research Groups and researchers related to nutrition in Western Norway. The center will have Research as their main task and will be a support for education and outreach.

Opening seminar will consist of welcome from UiB Central, short talks With appropiate nutrition-oriented research, mingling and lunch. Save the date January 30th 2017. Detailed program and registration will be sent out in early January.

Christmas greetings and the Leadership Conference 2017

NSH opens conference year in 2017 with a consultation meeting on Kvinnsland report, which was submitted to Minister Bent Høie early December.
The following day we invite to our annual management conference where we ia is visited by Spanish Ribera Salud and the Health Director prize is awarded to this year’s health leader.

EARLY BIRD PRICES on the Leadership Conference of the year – sign up today!

We have many exciting topic on the agenda in 2017 – see here
NSH thank conference participants and partners for the past year and we wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Conference Invitation Health Services Research March 2017

Time: March 14th and 15th 2017
Place: Trondheim, Scandic Solsiden

National Network for Health Services Research – – organizing the conference primarily a workshop for researchers in this Field.

The theme is:

Management Challenges in health care, through political science professor Karsten Vrangbæk at the University of Copenhagen, and

Variation in consumption of health care, the professor of medicine Barthold Vonen director at SKDE, Helse Nord.

It is possible to present own projects to colleagues at the conference. We want broad participation of researchers and scholars from universities, health authorities, schools. It is thematically open in the area of health services research, and open to all professions.

Abstract deadline: postponed until 15 January 2017. Abstract of max. 300 words sent

Links to program and registration:

Peder Sather funds

University of Bergen are in Peder Sather consortium along with several other Norwegian institutions. This is an arrangement where Norwegian research community can get financial support to cooperation with researchers at UC-Berkeley.

The Peder Sather funds for 2016 are now announced. Information and application forms can be found  here

H2020 announcement 2017: Information about BOA team’s services

BOA team is the University’s central administrative support for external financing. BOA team would like to inform about current H2020 deadlines for 2017.

For more information, click here.

NB! For those registrating their interest via issue-tracker. You must also inform the Department (Per Bakke) that you are planning to apply.

Please contact if any questions.