Tag Archives: 11/2016

NRC Application Process Spring 2016


Monday 29 February: Deadline for submission of 1-2 page sketches to the Head of Department
Monday 14 March at 1 pm: First joint meeting with a short presentation of the scientific goal of the project, and briefly about the budget (with list of positions and operating expenses). Participants: extended management team and other senior researchers; research adviser; administration
Monday April 18: Creating online application in NRC’s systems, and provide access for the project economist.
Wednesday, 20 April at 1 pm: Joint meeting. The project leaders present the applications for each other and department management (5 to 10 min per presentation).
Thursday 21 April – Friday 22 April: Contact Meetings between management and researchers, budget planning. Siv will make a time table for meetings these two days.
Ultimo April: Internal peer review.
Monday May 23: Deadline for approval by Head of Department.
Wednesday May 25: At 1 pm Final deadline to NFR.

Administrative and Technical Services

These days we learPer Bakken about Danish and Finnish universities that have to cut their budgets by 5-10% and lay off hundreds of employees. Fortunately this is not the case in Norway. UoB has to reduce its budget by NOK 70-100 mill as part of the efficiency program of the government. This is just a very minor part of the budget. However, it may still be wise to assess the way the university is run. UoB has established a “Steering group for development of efficient and future-oriented administrative and technical services”.

This sounds very boring and bureaucratic, and we may think that this has nothing to do with me. But it does and to a great extent. For instance, recruitment procedures, travel documents and establishing exams are tasks we are all engaged in. More important than making these tasks cheaper, is to improve their quality. This is why the work of this steering group is important to all of us, and I am sure that we will hear more from it.

In the meantime Easter is coming up, and I hope that we can all relax and have a good time.
Happy Easter!


Invitation to NORBIS Summer School

norbis2Dear all,

We are happy to announce that the first NORBIS Summer School, “An introduction to molecular biology, bioinformatics and biostatistics” will take place in Bergen, 13th – 17th June, 2016.

Please distribute the attached invitation to anyone who may be interested. We aim for a wide variety of backgrounds at the summer school, and we encourage students in fields such as cell- and molecular biology, marine studies, genetics and medicine to register, along with our own NORBIS students. Continue reading

Pensjonering eller fortsatt yrkesaktiv, forlenget påmeldingsfrist i Bergen

Fagakademiet(This post has not been translated, since the course will be held in Norwegian.)

Vi inviterer ansatte i stat, kommuner, fylkeskommune, NAV, helseforetak og andre offentlig eide virksomheter i alderen 60 år og over til kurset. Det er også meget aktuelt for de som går ut av jobb før 60 år p.g.a. særaldersgrense, uføretrygd, førtidspensjon etc. Det er også anledning til å ta med ektefelle/ledsager.
Forelesere: Harald Engelstad og Kurt O. Bjørnnes
Bergen, 04. OG 05. APRIL 2016 Continue reading

COST: New research networks – medical and health research

COST | European Cooperation in Science and TechnologyCOST is a European networking organization where most European countries (including Norway and all EU member states) are members. An important task for COST is to promote European research by initiating scientific networks (“COST actions”).

General information on COST can be found here and here.

In February 2016 it was decided to initiate 26 new COST actions, of which the following is within / relevant for medical and health research: Continue reading

ERPA International Congresses on Education

Dear Colleague,
It is with great pleasure we inform you about the ERPA International Congresses on Education 2016 that will be held in Sarajevo / Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2 to 4 June 2016.
We hope that the conference will enable you to share your research with an international research community and to engage in discussion about the current issues in the field of education. Continue reading

Eu’s Health Programme – Announcements for 2016 – Free Webinar 22 March

euhp2National Health Service (NHS) in England organizes a webinar 22 March in conjunction with this year’s announcements. I would strongly recommend you to participate if you are interested in applying. They arranged a similar webinar last year, where potential applicants from across the EU participated. Subsequently a list of stakeholders in various topics/projects were prepared . This means that the webinar represents an easy way to get an overview of possible future partners, if desired. Continue reading

New Publications

Based on last week’s search for “Department of Clinical Science AND Bergen”. If you have publications which are not covered by this search, send the reference to elin.opheim@uib.no.

Physicians’ Perception of Teratogenic Risk and Confidence in Prescribing Drugs in Pregnancy-Influence of Norwegian Drug Information Centers.
Bakkebø T, Widnes SF, Aamlid SS, Schjøtt J.
Clin Ther. 2016 Mar 10.

The serum level of C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with cognitive performance in acute phase psychosis.
Johnsen E, Fathian F, Kroken RA, Steen VM, Jørgensen HA, Gjestad R, Løberg EM.
BMC Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 14;16(1):60.

Sample Size in Clinical Cardioprotection Trials Using Myocardial Salvage Index, Infarct Size, or Biochemical Markers as Endpoint.
Engblom H, Heiberg E, Erlinge D, Jensen SE, Nordrehaug JE, Dubois-Randé JL, Halvorsen S, Hoffmann P, Koul S, Carlsson M, Atar D, Arheden H.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Mar 9;5(3).

Analysis of cellular and humoral immune responses against cytomegalovirus in patients with autoimmune Addison’s disease.
Edvardsen K, Hellesen A, Husebye ES, Bratland E.
J Transl Med. 2016 Mar 9;14(1):68.

Suggested Cut-Off Values for Vitamin D as a Risk Marker for Total and Cardiac Death in Patients with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome.
Naesgaard PA, León de la Fuente RA, Nilsen ST, Pönitz V, Brügger-Andersen T, Grundt H, Staines H, Nilsen DW.
Front Cardiovasc Med. 2016 Feb 26;3:4.

The Hypoglycemic Phenotype is Islet Cell-Autonomous in Short-chain Hydroxyacyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (SCHAD) Deficient Mice.
Molven A, Hollister-Lock J, Hu J, Martinez R, Njølstad PR, Liew CW, Weir G, Kulkarni RN.
Diabetes. 2016 Mar 7.