Daily Archives: Friday November 26th, 2021


Strategy for the future – you can look forward to the Solstrand meeting 24-25 February

The program for the strategy seminar at Solstrand is starting to shape up and will be very exciting. A main theme will be our collaboration with the health trusts in Western Norway. There will be talks by both Eivind Hansen and Per Bakke followed by a panel discussion where we hope the department’s employees will be active. We have a good collaboration, but it can get better. The competition for the best researchers and teachers is fierce and resources are scarce. How can we make the best use of our potential? We hope that the discussion can lead to 2-3 concrete proposals that can be put into practice.

Another main theme will be research funding with an emphasis on EU funding. Katie Anders from the Research Department and our envoy in Brussels, Charlotte Eide will participate. Application opportunities and information about Digital Europe are on the agenda. Related to this will be talks about innovation and what opportunities the incubator Eitri has to offer.

We will focus on teaching and dissemination on various platforms, including participation by the head of the Center for Investigative Journalism, Per Christian Magnus. How can we convey research in a more sober, yet exciting way without sensational postings that create unrealistic expectations?

The individual research groups and environments will also have the opportunity to present themselves and there will also be a competition, perhaps even an OSCE exam?.

We also hope there will be amble time for social interactions across groups and campi where K2 is represented.

Have high expectations and be an active participant!

Good weekend
Eystein Husebye
Deputy Head of K2

NFR FRIPRO February 2nd, 2022

Here are three important facts about the announcement of FRIPRO funds from NFR in 2022.

1: Webinar for applicants
NFR is currently inviting applicants for webinars for the call Researcher Project 2022, which has a deadline of 2 February 2022.

The webinars provide an overview of the call, the type of application and how the applications are processed. They are recorded so that you can go in and see them several times.

  • November 25 at 10am webinar in Norwegian
  • December 7 at 10an webinar in English

More information can be found here

2: Quarantine
Are you a project manager for an ongoing project? You can still apply. The quarantine rule has been withdrawn.

3: Sjemaker
Do as Pål and Silke say! And in fact as they do; report in the form maker that you are going to apply. We need feedback to be able to allocate resources to both the project description support and the budget work.

Do not hesitate; do it today! 😊 (only takes 45 seconds)

Registrering av søknad om ekstern finansiering ved K2 / Registration of external funding applications at K2 (uib.no)

Creativity & Innovation Leadership

Welcome to a CCBIO and Neuro-SysMed Special Seminar on Creativity & Innovation Leadership. Inspirational lectures and discussions with invited speakers Ole Dahlberg and Ingunn Johanne Ness.

Have you ever wondered what characterizes innovation leadership and what are the hallmarks of teams that successfully bring innovation projects to completion? How to foster creativity in your organization and create a sustainable innovation culture? How you may develop yourself to become an innovative leader and encourage your team to be courageous in their efforts and ideas?  Learn how to achieve innovation!

We welcome you to this very special leadership and innovation seminar where you will have the opportunity to meet and be inspired by innovation experts Ole Dahlberg and Ingunn Johanne Ness. Open for all, no need to register.

When: Thursday December 2, 2021 at 12:15-15:00
Where: Auditorium 4 in the BB building
Who: Open to all
Registration: not needed

Read more here.

12.15 -13.00: Inspirational lecture, title: TBA. Speaker: Ole Dahlberg
13.00-13.10: Coffee/tea break
13.10- 14.00: Informal Discussions with Invited speaker: Ole Dahlberg
14.00-14.15: Coffee/tea break
14.15 -15.00: When aiming for Innovation: The importance of creativity and building complementary and well-functioning teams and culture. Speaker: Ingunn Johanne Ness


With best regards
Eli Synnøve Vidhammer
Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
University of Bergen

Data management Planning Workshop for Life Science Projects

The Centre for Digital Life Norway, ELIXIR Norway and the University Library are hosting another Data Management Planning workshop for Life Science Projects on December 6.- 7. 9:00-13:00 both days, online.

Registration deadline:  1st of December 2021

Registration link

0830 – 0900 Login support
0900 – 0915 Introduction
0915 – 0930 Requirements from the RCN
0930 – 1000 Parallel session: Local recommendations & storage
infrastructures Institutional DMP guidelines
1015 – 1100 Introduction DSW
1100 – 1120 Information on national storage infrastructures
– NeLS/StoreBioInfo
1135 – 1230 Persistent identifiers, Controlled Vocabularies & Ontologies

0900 – 1000 Key legal requirements for research in the GDPR and Health research act [optional]
– Personal Data Act
– Health Research Act
1015 – 1045 Relevant deposition repositories/ data archives
domain specific archives (ELIXIR/EMBL-EBI, NCBI)
– Dataverse NO
– NIRD archive
1100 – 1115 Licensing of data, biological material and software
1115 – 1300 Hands on training and assistance to generate a data management plan in DSW

SVT’s annual symposium 3 December: Sick society – Exploring the relation between knowledge and action in a pandemic

The symposium will focus on the relation between knowledge and actions in Covid-19 times. We want to critically discuss the enduring ‘state of exception’ we are experiencing, and explore the responsibility of science to inform action under complexity and uncertainty.

In addition to the presentations from SVTers Thorvald Sirnes, Silje Langvatn and Kjetil Rommetveit, we look forward to hearing presentations from Esperanza Diaz, head of the Pandemic Centre, Elling Ulvestad, Professor at the Department of Clinical Sciences (UiB) and Ana Delgado, Associate professor at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK, UiO).

We have also invited a panel of people who had to work during the ‘semi-lockdown’ at the beginning of the pandemic, who will talk about which information was used to navigate this situation.

Find the full programme, information about registration and digital attendance here.

Time: Friday 3 December, doors open at 9.00 am CET, symposium closes at 4.50 pm CET.

Place: Grand Hotel Terminus, Bergen

Registration link: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=9032360

Registration deadline for physical attendance: Thursday 26 November, 23.59

Digital attendance: Click on this Zoom link at 9.30, when the programme starts (no need for registration).

Please note that while the majority of the symposium will be held in English, the panel conversation at 3.30 pm CET will be held in Norwegian.

Deadlines for sending Christmas mail 2021

Are you going to send packages or post to other countries? It’s important to look at deadlines. For Christmas mail in Norway recommended latest 16th December.

To help you make sure that your Christmas letters and packages are received before Christmas, we recommend sending by the dates specified for each country.

Here are the deadlines for sending letters :
Sweden and Denmark: 14th December
Rest of Scandinavia – 10th December
Germany – 13th December
Rest of Europe – 8th December
USA and Canada – 6th December
Other countries – 1st December

Here are the deadlines for Christmas packages :
Express abroad: 21st December EU.
Business package door to door + 1 day from 23.11
Service package +1-2 days from 23.11
Package abroad – (CarryOn )

More information

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Knut-Egil Larsen , Nestleder TPS .