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About RETTE

Data protection and privacy for individuals is the right to privacy and the right to decide on your own personal data. GDPR Article 30 strengthens the requirements for overview and control. UiB has a legal responsibility to safeguard the privacy of employees, students, and research participants. In order to meet this responsibility, RETTE is now being implemented to ensure compliance with and increased competence for key legislation in research and education.

RETTE stands for risk and compliance (Risiko og ETTErlevelse ) in research projects, and is UiB’s system for monitoring and control of the processing of personal data in research and student projects. The system will also have an overview and control of tasks and projects related to quality assurance of patient care and teaching, and projects related to learning analysis purposes.

RETTE will be available for registration of information on projects that process personal data at UiB from October. The Faculty of Medicine is the faculty that first gains access to the RETTE. Registration, follow-up and confirmation of projects will be carried out in the administrative line with RETTE arranging for responsibility for confirmation from the project manager, the department management, and the faculty management on their project portfolio.

RETTE aims to increase the competence in the privacy rights for students and staff, and should be a tool for the institutes at UiB so that they can be sure that personal data is processed in accordance with current legislation.

In practical terms, RETTE is a website linked to UiB.no/personvernportalen where no installation or special technical skills are required to use the system. The system consists of a registration module for students and staff, and an admin module for the use of institutes, faculties and management.

There are role-based approaches in RETTE, and the Dean and Head of Department designate and select faculty and department heads for RETTE within the system. At K2, it is research leader Silke Appel who will be operationally responsible for monitoring projects in RETTE.

Health research projects must first seek REK. Approved projects are then transferred to RETTE from Cristin, and researchers will be told to provide supplementary information in the RETTE. Projects requiring exemption from the duty of confidentiality must first seek REK, and follow the procedure in RETTE. Completing the form in RETTE is stated to take approx. 10 minutes. For more information, see https://www.uib.no/personvern.

It is great that UiB takes the Privacy Act and GDPR seriously. RETTE seems to be a tool that is practical and useful for the purpose.

Happy fall holidays!

Pål Rasmus Njølstad

(Norwegian) Pedagogisk kompetanseheving: Påmelding til MEDDID601 – våren 2020 – er nå åpnet!

Til deg som er vitenskapelig tilsatt men ikke har kommet med på Universitetets ordinære pedagogikkurs; her er sjansen til å få både formell og reell pedagogisk kompetanse!

Det er nå åpnet for påmelding til kurset «Innføring i medisinsk- og helsefaglig didaktikk» (5 studiepoeng) for VÅREN 2020.

Les mer om emnet her.
Påmelding her.

De 27 deltagerne som tok kurset da det ble avholdt første gang var godt fornøyd, du kan lese litt mer om kurset her.

Hilsen Jone Trovik, undervisningsleder K2

(Norwegian) Reminder: Nytt om immunologi, stamcellebehandling og kreftmedisin

Biomedical Network har gleden av å invitere til møte med fokus på immunologi, stamcellebehandling og kreftmedisin. Arrangementet er en møteplass for alle som ønsker å ta del i utviklingen av pasientenes helsetjeneste. Vel møtt!

Tid: 16. Oktober, kl. 13:30

Sted: Bikuben, Haukeland universitetssjukehus

Påmelding her.

Program finner du her.

Kontaktpersoner:
Jens Reigstad, VIS, jre@visinnovasjon.no
Marie Borg, VIS,  mbo@visinnovasjon.no

Om Biomedical Network:
Biomedical Network er et nettverkssamarbeid mellom Helse Bergen, Universitetet i Bergen (UiB), Legemiddelindustriforeningen (LMI) og VIS. Nettverket tar sikte på å bli en felles plattform for innovasjon og prosjektutvikling på tvers av akademiske, offentlige og private aktører, og er støttet av Norges Forskningsråd (NFR).

(Norwegian) Informasjon om stengning for biltrafikk mellom Sentralblokken og Glassblokkene i uke 43

I heile veke 43 blir vegen nord for Sentralblokka stengd for innkøyring av bilar. Dette må gjerast på grunn av at store stålelement til Glasblokkene skal heisast inn på byggeplassen.

Campusbussen vil ikke ha stoppested i Sentralblokken nord i uke 43. Følg med på campusbussens nettside for nærmere informasjon om midlertidig stoppested.

Mer info finner du her.

K2 Junior Retreat

We encourage PhD and postdoc candidates to register for this year’s K2 Junior Retreat, which will be held in Myrkdalen, Voss on November 4-5. Supervisors should also encourage their candidates to participate. The Retreat is not primarily a social happening, but an arena for academic and personal development and networking that the candidates can benefit from. This year’s themes include creative thinking and how to alleviate work-related strain through constructive approaches for more efficient work.

The program can be downloaded here.
Candidates are asked to fill out the abstract template which can be downloaded here.
Registration is done here.

The deadline is October 11.

Welcome!
The Organizing Committee

Open Call Pasteurlegatet 2019

Pasteurlegatet will award a grant on the 27th of December this year to young Norwegian scientists who intends to study a topic regarding infectious agents, chemistry or fermentation industry.

The grant is preferably given to young, active and promising researchers, under the doctoral level. Emphasis is placed on documentation of preliminary results and evaluations of their efforts. Priority is given to specific operational and equipment-related needs, rather than traveling, accommodation, general study support and publication expenses. It is usually not granted support more than twice to the same person. However there is the possibility of exceptions in special cases.

Any award will ordinarily not exceed 15.000, – NOK.

The application must include a short project description with a budget (up to 3 pages) and a curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).

The application should be submitted by December 1, 2019 to Pasteurlegatet’s secretary Mari Støen, Department of Microbiology, University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital to email: mari.stoen@medisin.uio.no

See also Pasteurlegatet’s website.

Guest Lecture By Honorary Doctorate Bruce R. Zetter

The Faculty of Medicine have the great pleasure of inviting all to a guest lecture by the newly appointed honorary doctorate Professor Bruce R. Zetter at Harvard Medical School October 14th.

Title: RNA as a tool for cancer therapy
When: 14. October 2019, 14.15-17:00
Where: Store Auditorium, Sentralblokken, Haukeland Universitetssjukehus

Registration here.

Read more about Dr. Zetter here.

PhD defence – Alba Kaci

Alba Kaci will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday 17th October 2019

Trial lecture: Thursday 17th October 2019 at 10.30.
Topic: “Type 2 diabetes susceptibility genes- reclassification of type 2 diabetes in the precision medicine era”
Place: Auditorium, AHH, Haukelandsveien 28

Public defense: Thursday 17th October 2019 at 12.15.
Title of dissertation: “Precision medicine in MODY-diabetes: Unraveling the disease causality of gene variants and new regulatory mechanisms”
Place:  Auditorium, AHH, Haukelandsveien 28

1st opponent: PhD Martine Vaxillaire, Pasteur Institute of Lille, France
2nd opponent: Professor Anna Krook, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
3rd member of the comittee: Researcher Stian Knappskog, Universitetet i Bergen

The defense will be led by professor Thomas Halvorsen.

New name – Håkon Reikvam

Håkon Reikvam is associate professor at K2. He has been associated to the Leukemia Research Group (Bruserudgruppa) since 2008, with major research interest in malignant hematology, stem cell transplantation and transfusion medicine. He is a consultant in internal medicine and hematology, and he also work as a physician at the hematology section, medical department, HUS. He is also responsible for the teaching in hematology, leader for semester board for 12th semester and member of the program committee medicine (PUM). He has an office at Armauer Hansen’s House.

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 15 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 Hege F. Berg.

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Deadlines

Dear all,

Please see below the updated links for external funding:

External funding opportunities: http://www.uib.no/en/med/112772/external-funding-opportunities

Funding opportunities for education: http://www.uib.no/med/113987/funding-opportunities-education

The webpages are updated every second week. New calls are marked as NEW.

Kind regards,

Amra, Ramune and Kaia