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Welcome to the new semester!

Then it’s on again! Hope everyone had a nice holiday and recharged their batteries.

At the time of writing, the students have already started, and many K2 employees are busy again with teaching. It is often in a hurry to get started after the holidays. Transitioning from holiday to hectic university life can be a bit brutal and takes time. New cohorts of students entail additional work at the start. Research never takes a vacation. Although many have picked their e-mails and got rid of the most urgent, for most it has piled up with tasks that now have to be sorted out.

This autumn, K2 must focus on finances. As previously mentioned, for various reasons we now have a large deficit – a development that we must reverse. If we stand together, we will be able to get through this, hopefully even stronger. It is often in adversity that one becomes innovative and completely new ideas are created. So I repeat the call before the summer: Help us figure out how we can manage with slightly fewer areas, slightly fewer people and slightly less funds via K2, and how we can create more income that shows up in K2’s budgets.

Good luck with a new term!

New Horizon Europe calls

Horizon Europe work programme for 2023-24 in the health cluster has been published. Many interesting opportunities for K2 researchers to apply for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) in all destinations:

  • Destination 1 – Staying healthy in a rapidly changing society
  • Destination 2. Living and working in a health-promoting environment
  • Destination 3. Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden
  • Destination 4. Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care
  • Destination 5. Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society
  • Destination 6. Maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive health industry

Many pandemic related calls included. Also personalized medicine. Interdisciplinary approach and collaboration with social sciences and humanities (SSH) often requested. Contact your research advisor ( for more information.

MRCRM Seminar Series

Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in limbal stem cell deficiency – Development of precision medicine

Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) causes discomfort and reduced vision and is a major problem in ophthalmology. Today, the treatment is transplantation of allogenic limbal stem cells, but this has its limitations.

Mesenchymal stem cells are now emerging as a promising treatment option. The phase 1 clinical trial using these cells in patients with end-stage LSCD will be presented.

Cecilie Bredrup, MD, PhD at HUH og Associate professor at K1, UiB

30th of August, 14.30-15.30

Birkhaugsalen, 3rd floor in Sentralblokken, HUH

Welcome to the first seminar this semester in the seminar series of Mohn Research Center for Regenerative Medicine (MRCRM)!

This seminar is open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

MRCRM seminar series – August 2022 – Helse Bergen (

CCBIO Startup Seminar for Carina Strell, August 2

Dear all,

We hope you have all had a good summer!

CCBIO has the pleasure of inviting you to a special startup seminar for Carina Strell to celebrate the initiation of her TMS starting grant, and to kickstart our dissemination activities after the summer break.

The seminar will take place in the auditorium in Armauer Hansens Hus, Thursday, August 25, 2022, 13.00-16.00.

Coffee/tea will be served before the seminar, followed by tapas and beverages afterwards. The event is open to all and you are welcome to circulate this invitation.

We would appreciate if as many as possible would register.

Title: Startup seminar for Carina Strell: Perspectives on early breast cancer – molecular biology and epidemiology.
Speakers: Carina Strell, Therese Sørlie, Solveig Hofvind, followed by plenary discussions.
Chair: Lars A. Akslen
Time: Thursday, August 25, 2022, 13.00-16.00
Where: The auditorium in Armauer Hansens Hus, Haukelandsveien 28, Bergen.


More information:

We hope to see as many of you as possible!

Best wishes,
Camilla Tvedt Ekanger
Seminar coordinator/PhD student
Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
The University of Bergen
Mobile +47 465 29 280

Opening of the Mohn Research Center for Diabetes Precision Medicine (PRECISE-DIA) on Thursday 25 August

Dear friends and colleagues.

Welcome to the opening of the Mohn Research Center for Diabetes Precision Medicine (PRECISE-DIA) on Thursday 25 August from 12-4pm in the auditorium, Glasblokkene, Haukeland University Hospital.

The cCenter is supported by the Trond Mohn Foundation as well as the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital. The goals are better and targeted diagnostics and choice of treatment for patients with diabetes in Norway.

Hope many have the opportunity to come to the opening!

Best regards
Pål R. Njølstad


It is now possible to create short-term guest accounts in UiBtilgang

The function for short-term guest account (up to 30 days) in UiBtilgang has been unavailable until now.

The function is now in place, and it should be possible to create short-term guest accounts for visitors who need access to log on to a PC, print and/or access the Internet. See guide:

Please make sure that you use short-term guest account in cases where it is appropriate, and do not use long-term guest account unless strictly required. Long-term guests get more entitlements and trigger licensing costs.

The IT division

Innovative Health Initiative launches new calls for proposals

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) has now launched IHI – calls 1 and 2.

IHI – call 1 is a single-stage call for proposals with the following topics:

  • Topic 1: An innovative decision-support system for improved care pathways for patients with neurodegenerative diseases and comorbidities
  • Topic 2: Next generation imaging and image-guided diagnosis and therapy for cancer
  • Topic 3: Personalised oncology: innovative people centred, multi-modal therapies against cancer
  • Topic 4: Access and integration of heterogeneous health data for improved healthcare in disease areas of high unmet public health need

Deadline for full proposals: 20 September 2022
Call web page:

IHI – call 2 is a two-stage call for proposals with the following topics:

  • Topic 1: Cardiovascular diseases – improved prediction, prevention, diagnosis, and monitoring
  • Topic 2: Setting up a harmonised methodology to promote uptake of early feasibility studies for clinical and innovation excellence in the European Union

Deadline for short proposals: 20 September 2022
Call web page:

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Introduction to UiB for new employees

This course is for new, international employees at UiB.

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Target group:
New, international employees at UiB.

About the course:
This course will give you a short introduction to UiB, the services that are available to you and your employee rights. Any questions to the course content can be addressed to 

This is part one of a two-step introduction course for international staff.  Part two will be be held physically on campus or digitally in Zoom, and will be announced in the course overview on the employee pages. Part one of this course must be completed before you can register for part two.

Click here to start course.

The course is also available in Norwegian here.


Data management Plans

A data management plan (DMP) describes how data in a research project will be collected, processed, and made available. Writing a DMP is good scientific practice which helps structuring the data management in a research project and a requirement by research funders, e.g. The Norwegian Research Council or Horizon Europe. See also our information page UiB Library – Data Management Plans.

How to make your data open & FAIR Researchers are encouraged to make their data openly available as early as possible in the research process, and most funders, e.g. Norwegian Research Council or Horizon Europe, and publishers require that the research data from a project is made openly available. In the course you will get an introduction to how you can make your research data open and FAIR, and how to archive your data in our institutional archive UiB Open Research Data. See also our information page UiB Library – Open Access to Research Data.

Open Access publishing step-by-step

Governments, institutions, and research funders expect researchers to make their research openly available. What is open access, why should you make your research publications openly available and what services and support is available at UiB? See also our information page: UiB Library – Open Access Publishing

Make your research visible using researcher profiles Having a researcher profile is a great way to showcase contributions to your field and open science engagement. This seminar will demonstrate how to use ORCID and other researcher profiles to showcase your work. See also MittUiB online course UBB103 Profiles and Publishing Statistics and our information page UiB Library – Bibliometric services and analysis.

Open Access Week

Open Access Week is an annual scholarly communication event focusing on open access and related topics. The national Norwegian program is the result of a collaboration between UiB and several other institutions and infrastructures. Stay tuned!

Finding & reusing research data

Reusing published research data can open new avenues of research and avoids unnecessary duplication of efforts. The webinar will give an introduction to FAIR research data as a resource, explain data citation, and demonstrate strategies to efficiently discover datasets in your discipline.

Build your professional network using LinkedIn

How to reach a broader network of peers and employers? Are you curious about what employers are now hiring and what competence they are looking for? What type of engagement are your peers involved in? Have you ever wondered how your competence will be valued by the industry?