Monthly Archives: February 2020

NorDoc PhD Summit, University of Copenhagen, 20-21 August 2020

The annual NorDoc PhD Summit brings together PhD students from the Nordic countries for two days of interaction and discussions. The summit is open to PhD students, faculty and administrators.

The topic of this year’s summit is Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The final programme for the summit and the courses will be available here in March, when registration opens.

Invitation to seminar on reassessment of medical interventions, Oslo 23th March

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health and The Central Norway Regional Health Authority invite to an open, one-day seminar on reassessment of medical interventions. This seminar will be of interest for health care personnel, administrators and health authorities, and patient organizations, among others who are engaged in good priority-setting and future development of the Norwegian health sector. See the Invitasjon(Norwegian) for more information- Programme and registration form is found here. Attending the seminar is free but remember to register before 18th March.

Research Council of Norway – announcement spring 2020

This years’ announcement presents some changes. The last couple of years, the health programs BEDREHELSE and BEHANDLING have had their deadline during spring together with the FRIPRO program. This year “Researcher project for scientific renewal”, which includes FRIPRO, global health research and development research, will have deadline 6 May while BEDREHELSE and BEHANDLING deadline will be 16 September. Researcher projects for young talents and International mobility project will also have deadline 6 May.

“Fellesløftet IV”, also called “Toppforsk”, is announcing a round of large interdisciplinary projects (deadline 6 May). Please note that researchers on the projects need to represent at least two scientific disciplines as these are defined at level 2 in “Norsk inndeling i vitenskapsdisipliner”. You can find information about this on the Norwegian webpage (English webpage is work in progress). Most likely, the same principal investigator will be able to send application both to FRIPRO and Toppforsk.

The economists kindly ask applicants to contact them mid March to schedule an appointment for budgeting of the project.

We remind those of you who plan to apply this spring to register by filling out this simple form.


This week’s employee – Maria Holmaas

Can you tell us something about your daily tasks and work in general?

I work as a senior consultant at Økonomi, but am so lucky that I have been given the position of Advisor/Economy Coordinator at K2 and start with it in a week (17.02.). I will probably continue to work with financial guidance and follow-up for some research groups as I do today, in addition to the new tasks I will get. Of course, I do not have details about the new job yet, but some key tasks will be the general management of the finance section at K2, responsibility for budgeting and reporting, and in addition to externally funded financial management, I will work with management support and advice on financial issues to the department management.

What do you enjoy working at K2?
I really enjoy K2, I’ve done that from day one. First and foremost, this has with all the handsome people who work here, both the ones you meet sporadically at the coffee machine, the ones you work with for the day and the people you work with from other disciplines. In addition, the tasks are a nice mix of routine work and challenges and I find it very nice to work with finances, management and at the same time learn new disciplines to know. Has always had a goal that you should learn something new every day (large or small) and you get that to the very highest extent at K2. I can’t wait to go to work every single day!

New publications

Here are recent publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed (and optionally articles that have not been included in previous lists). This time the list includes in total 8 recent publications. The entries appear in the order they were received from NCBI. If you have publications that are not included in this or previous lists, please send the references to Oda Barth Vedøy.

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