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Rain, storm and weather warnings have characterized Western Norway over the last couple of days. Perhaps this is how everyday work life has felt sometimes for those of us who take care of teaching, exams and administration of this, in a semester characterized by digital conversion and adaption to variable rules for physical gathering or distancing. Luckily, it is in fact true that every cloud has a silver lining. Is it possible that we may have gained something on our way through the storm, like new ways of teaching?

It is time to share our experiences regarding this as well as regarding the implementation of the K2 teaching groups when the teaching group leaders (UGLE) meet virtually on Tuesday November 24th at 12-13. Link will be provided in a separate invitation to the UGLEs.

I would like to remind you of the short questionnaire that Julie sent to get an overview over the UNDERVISNINGSGRUPPENE. We would like to get the responses as soon as possible, in preparation for the UGLE meeting. It is swiftly done – please respond by Monday if you haven’t already done so! You will find the form here:

Wishing you a lovely wintery weekend.

Early deadlines for transition to new systems

Due to the transfer to new systems from 1st January 2021, there are some early deadlines, please see below.

Please make yourself acquainted with the deadlines.

Holidays must be registered by 01.12.20.

Time Account – My Time (for technical – administrative): When switching to SAP, all balances related to time registration must be correct. The deadline for registering time is 28.12.2020. There will be NO opportunity to correct the balance in 2021, due to the transition to new system.

Payments via My Time:  After 30.11.2020, nothing will be registered in Min Tid that entails payment. This applies, among other things, to overtime, hourly wages, emergency guards, expeditions etc. All such registrations MUST be registered in the HR portal from 01.12.2020.

Absence and leave Employees who apply for leave / extension of leave can still apply for this in the HR portal. The form must be processed by FLA and sent to the Section for Salary by 22.12.2020. The section for salaries will ensure that this is followed up when transitioning to a new salary system.

Hourly paid Registration of timesheets in the HR portal: Timer t.o.m. 30.11.20 must be registered and approved by the manager no later than 02.12.2020. Hours for December must be registered and approved by the manager no later than 16.12.2020.

Travel expenses With regard to travel invoices, we encourage employees to register this as soon as possible after the trip has been completed. The last approval date for travel invoices is 16.12.2020.

Compensation for expenses With regard to reimbursement of expenses, we encourage employees to register this as soon as possible. The last approval date for reimbursement of expenses is 16.12.2020.

Fees paid The last approval date for remuneration is 16.12.2020.

UiB is launching Tredjepartsportalen

In January 2021 UiB launches Tredjepartsportalen (, a solution where students get access to relevant software to enhance learning where they are, when they need it – simply administered by the teachers themselves. For more information see here.

Software for Tredjepartsportalen must be submitted using this form: Copy of Kartleggingsmatrise av programvare til undervisning og vurdering

Please return the form to by 25 november.

CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium (JUSS) November 26, 2020

We have the pleasure of inviting you to our CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium (JUSS) November 26, 2020! This is an online event in Zoom.

Our keynote speaker Yamila Cleuren (research advisor at CCBIO and Neuro-SysMed) has a very international career and a successful track record of securing international research grants. Surely, her talk on “Money and careers in science: where to start?” will apply to PhD and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, local junior researchers will present exciting findings in malignant melanoma, breast, prostate and endometrial cancer.

Join us for a perfect occasion for professional input and digital networking!

When: Thursday November 26, 2020 at 09:00 – 12:15 (Norwegian time)

Where: Digital event in Zoom (logon details will be sent to registered participants)

Program: can be found here.

Registration: At

General information: More information about the Junior Scientist Symposia can be found here.

Any questions can be addressed to Cornelia or Maria

Announcement of the Meltzer Research Fund Awards – nomination deadline: 1 December 2020

All professors at the University of Bergen are entitled to nomiate candidates. The same applies to all Department Heads.

Signed suggestions can be sent as an email attachment as pdf-file to  at the Division of Research and Innovation by the deadline: December 1, 2020.

For more information:

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 11 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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Dear everyone!

It is Friday 13th and unfortunately, we are back in the Home Office after it almost felt like we were back to normal operation. The leadership team will thus also have limited presence, but one of us will be available every day. Fortunately, we were given an exemption from the mandatory home office for people who depend on being in the lab this time. It is the research group leaders who will keep track of the activities.

With increased digitalization and fewer meeting places, it is even more important than before to have good websites! We will be working on K2’s pages in the weeks ahead and I ask EVERYONE to update his or her person page ( and upload a photo. Besides, I ask all the research group leaders to take the initiative to improve their web pages, do not wait until the next K2 retreat (which hopefully comes!)

In addition, we are working to map the teaching groups. All scientific employees have received an email from Julie with a link to registration, and it is also included in this edition of K2nytt. All scientific employees shall belong to at least one teaching group!

Take care of each other and have a nice weekend!


Norwegian: Hvilken UGLE tilhører du?

Kjære vitenskapelige ansatt hos K2,

UGLE-strukturen ble innført august 2020, og vi planlegger et treff med alle UGLEne i slutten av november.

Som en del av arbeidet med innføre UGLE som en god og tydelig struktur, ønsker vi at dere bruker et par minutter på å svare på skjemakeren under.

Det tar overhodet ikke lang tid, og vil hjelpe oss stort i det videre arbeidet med å få UGLE-strukturen opp og gå.

Vi trenger din hjelp til å få en oversikt over hvilke undervisningsgrupper du tilhører. Kommentarer og innspill er også hjertelig velkomne.

Jeg håper å få din tilbakemelding senest onsdag 18/11,

Beste hilsen Julie

K2 congratulates!

Helse Vest’s 2020 Research award was awarded Pål Njølstad. K2 Congratulates!

Pål Rasmus Njølstad (til venstre) får årets forskingspris på 200.000 kroner. Rolf Kellmann (til høgre) får innovasjonsprisen på 100.000 kroner. Her med Baard-Christian Schem, fagdirektør i Helse Vest. Foto: Silje Robinson (BT)

Read more about the reward in BT (Norwegian).

Retirement Celebration for Roland Jonsson

Retirement Celebration

Roland Jonsson DMD, odont dr (PhD)

Past Broegelmann Chair in Immunology

University of Bergen (UiB)

29+ years of service

  1. Nov, 2020 / 13.00 – ca. 15.00 (1:00 pm – ca. 3:00 pm)

With contributions/messages from:

The Broegelmann Legacy

Faculty of Medicine, UiB

Department of Clinical Science, UiB

Haukeland University Hospital

Stavanger University Hospital

Karolinska Institutet

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 11 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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Forewarned is forearmed: Why you need to know about SAP and Unit4

I am fully aware that new systems are the very last thing on your mind now that Erna and the City Council in Bergen are coming up with new restrictions, and we are facing a period of home office and digital teaching yet again. I therefore promise to keep it short and sweet.

The universities of Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø and Trondheim (BOTT) collaborate on joint procurement of new systems for finance, including orders and invoices, and HR / payroll. The systems that have been chosen for all 4 universities are called Unit4 (Unit 4 Business World) and SAP, for financial system and salary, respectively. UiB will have the pleasure of being the first university to try out the systems, and we will start using these new systems on 1st January 2021.

What does all this mean for you? Well, our economists are getting new systems to work in, and have already done an impressive clean-up job to close old projects in our existing systems. Unit4 will also be the new system for ordering and invoicing, which means that more of our technical employees and other people who place orders will receive training in and get acquainted with new ordering systems. For all of us who register holidays, working hours, disbursement reimbursements and more, everything that has previously gone through Pagaweb, we will now use SAP for. Separate websites have been set up at MED and here you will find more information about receiving the new systems:

I have to be completely honest with you: I cannot rule out any childhood diseases in the new systems. Therefore, I would encourage you to order some extra consumables before Christmas, in case there should be a squeaks in January. As soon as there is more information about training, I will share it with you.

I reckon we will not see each other that much in the coming weeks, when home office again becomes the new norm. Digital meetings are becoming all the more important, and I hope many take the time to be “seen” on the Department’s day on Tuesday 1 December. Remember also the aids we have available at K2: Mouthpieces for use in public transport for those who can not work from home, and portable UIB-PCs for lending to (mainly) digital teaching for those who do not have a UIB-PC. And not least: Take very good care of yourself and stay safe and healthy. I don’t want any of you to fall ill.

All the best from Julie

Norwegian: Påmelding til Instituttets dag

Kjære K2-ere,
vi håper å samle så mange som mulig til digital instituttets dag på tirsdag 01. desember. Vi ser for oss at samlingen varer fra 09 til lunsj.

Vi skulle gjerne oppfordret folk til å sitte sammen i møterom (med riktig avstand), men i skrivende stund venter vi på nye restriksjoner fra Bergen kommune og UIB.

Meld deg på under:

Beste hilsen Julie

Norwegian: Utlysning av SPIRE-midler 2021

SPIRE lyses ut i følgende kategorier:

1. SPIRE – Midler for søknadsstøtte.
• Frikjøp av forskere som jobber med søknader til NFR, Nordforsk og andre eksterne
finansieringskilder (men ikke til Horisont Europa).
• Frikjøp av interne og/eller eksterne postdocs og vitenskapelige assistenter som
hjelper UiB-forskere med søknadsskriving.
Merk: All frikjøp må først avklares og støttes av instituttleder før det kan søkes om
støtte til dette formålet.
• Bruk av eksterne konsulenter som UiB har avtale med.
• Støtte videre arbeid med SFF-søknader fra januar – april 2021.
Det kan søkes om inntil 100.000 kroner i denne kategorien.

2. SPIRE – Gjesteforskermidler.
Det kan søkes om midler til opphold av 1-6 mnd. varighet (maksimum 15.000 kroner per
• Gjesteforskere må minimum være på postdoktornivå (det kan ikke søkes om midler
for invitasjon av ph.d.-kandidater).
• Maksimalt NOK 15.000 kan tildeles i støtte per måned pr søknad. I tillegg kan
det søkes om støtte til dekking av gjesteforskerens reiseutgifter. Merk: SPIRE
midlene kan ikke utbetales som lønn/stipend direkte til gjesteforskeren.

For mer informasjon om søknadsprosessen, se: UtlysningSPIRE og RetningslinjerSPIRE

Søknadsfrist: 1. desember

Norwegian: Oppdatert: søknadsdatabasen for fond og legater

Viser til forrige ukes sak om søknadsbase for fond og legater.

Nå er søknadskriterier for Gerda Meyer Nyquist Gulbranson & Gerdt Meyer Nyquist legat lagt ut på våre hjemmesider. Søknader registreres i UiBs søknadsdatabase.

Det blir også lagt ut informasjon om utlysning av midler fra Astri og Edvard Riisøens legat til fremme av vitenskapelig forskning på våre nettsider den nærmeste tiden, med link til eget søknadsskjema.

The 15th Annual Research Presentations by the Research School in Clinical Medicine

Dear Researchers of the Department of Clinical Medicine (K1), Department of Clinical Science (K2) and Helse-Vest,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to present your work at the 15th Annual Research Presentations arranged by the Research School in Clinical Medicine.

This is an excellent opportunity to share your research and to get a chance to win a cash award worth between 3000 NOK and 10 000 NOK.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, it will be held as an online event on 27-29 January 2021.

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Submissions of Organized Sessions are open

It is now possible to submit a proposal of an Organized Session for The 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) 28th September – 1st October 2021.

The Congress will be virtual, for more information visit our website

Deadline: 15th December 2020

Organized Sessions should have a specific scientific focus and needs to be integrated in and relevant to the overall conference theme and to the scientific tracks in the programme for ECTMIH 2021.

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Norwegian: Opplæring i MittUiB for undervisere i medisinstudiet

Det er forventet at alle undervisere i medisinstudiet har tilgang til og benytter MittUiB, dette er spesielt viktig i en tid med mye digital undervisning. Vi vet at det varierer hvor mye de enkelte underviserne benytter MittUiB og Programutvalget for medisin vil derfor gjerne invitere alle undervisere i medisinstudiet til korte opplæringsøkter i MittUiB. Opplæringsøktene blir holdt digitalt av Harald G Wiker, og innholdet vil tilpasses etter behovet de påmeldte har. For de tidspunktene som er satt opp nå i høst er temaet “moduler”.

Det er ønskelig med påmelding via:

Lenke til møtet blir sendt til de som er påmeldte i forkant av kurset.

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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 7 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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