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Category: 2016 – Week 38


Super effort by BIO to Stoltzen, in the great BIO t-shirts designed by Harald Kryvi.



Top from left: Oliver Müller (11:36), Solveig Thorkildsen (16:23), Selina Våge (12:46), Alistair Seddon (12:38), Harald Kryvi (17:46), Sigurd Stefansson (12:20) og Julie Skadal (14:09)
Bottom from left: Kathrine Sandnes Saar (15:16), Hilde Rief Armo (15:17) og Arna Kazazic (16:03)

Research – Week 38

New guidelines for the UIB Open Access Publication Fund

The University Board has adopted new guidelines for the publication fund which will take effect from October 1st, 2016. The principal changes are:

Only article processing charges (APC) to articles in Open Access journals will be fully covered. To be eligible the journal must be registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals,

Author fees to publish Open Access books are also fully covered.

Corresponding authors to Open Access articles in subscription journals on level 2 in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, may apply for reimbursement of 50% of the APC. The application must be submitted before publishing, and the refund will be paid based on documented APC expenses.

Open Access articles in subscription journals on level 1 are no longer covered by the publication fund.

Applications will be granted based on the complete guidelines.

A new application form will be available from October 1st. Funding is only guaranteed when an application has been submitted and granted before publishing.

Board documents can be found here (Norwegian only). If you have questions, please contact

A seminar to be held by the University library on October 25th will focus on open access research and include among other topics, a briefing of these new guidelines.


See the updated call calendar for upcoming calls and information seminars i.e.:

25.09.16 Media Training for Researchers – Bergen

27-28.09.16 Norgesuniversitetet Autumn Conference 2016Trømsø

13-14.10.16 H2020 Project Management and Financial Reporting – Lysaker

20-21.10.16 Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN) meeting on «Technologies for Digital Life» – Bergen

25.10.16 Open access to research nationally and globally  – Bergen

15.11.16 How to write a competitive ERC Consolidator grant – Oslo

Horizon 2020 – Project Development Course


26.10.16 – Trondheim



Welfare, HR and HSE – Week 38

New employees

Egil KarlsbakIMG_0259

Egil Karlsbakk is permanently employed as a professor of fish pathology from September 1st, 2016.

Kristin Holrermann

Kristin Holtermann is permanently employed as a student officer from October 1st, 2016.

Get in shape with BIO!

If you want a “Get in shape with BIO”-t-shirt you may order and pay for one (249 NOK) in the BIO-reception. The deadline is October 6th, and delivery will be around week 48. Women’s sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, Men’s sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL. A variety of sizes may be tried on in the reception.




NEW IN PAGAWEB: You can now add attachments electronically into PAGAWEB for your travel claims and variable allowances.

You can now scan your supporting documents and upload them as electronic attachments directly into PAGAWEB instead of delivering the documents on paper. This new option appears as “Add attachment” at the bottom of the last page of the form. Click the green “x” to upload attachments electronically.
If you are a project manager or team leader, you no longer need to print the first page and sign and return it to the economy section. Note, all others must still print the first page and get it signed by the project manager or team leader.

Job opportunities – Week 38

Vacancies for researcher positions in Tromsø

One employment will be by the Insitute of Marine Research (IMR) and deals with population studies of seals. Read more about the position here.

Another employment will be by the Norwegian Polar Institute under the section for environmental toxins. Read more about the position here.

Vacancy in Bangor, UK

There is an employment as a lecturer in Molecular Ecology and Genomics in Bangor, UK available. Read more here.

Upcoming events – Week 38

Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, NTVA, and Tekna invite to a meeting in Bergen

Tuesday September 27th, 2016, 19:00

Place: Nansensenteret at Marineholmen, Thormølens gate 47

Theme: Sea view – blue opportunities for a green future

Lecture by: General manager Tanja Hoel, NCE Seafood Innovation

More information about the lecture may be found on our web page (Norwegian).


Media training for researchers, October 25th

The course is suitable for researchers who want to convey information more, and better, through media.

Find more information and sign up (by October 6th) here (Norwegian).

Motivation in Higher Learning

20.10.16 will be UiB’s second learning conference with the theme “Motivation in Higher Learning”.

The conference will have an exciting program and is free!

Sign up by October 13th.

Read more here.


Researchers’ night

Today, September 23rd, 20:00-24:00, you are invited to “Researchers’ night” at “Historisk museum”. There will be served beer, a DJ will be there, and a lot of exciting research! See here: forskernatt, or see Facebook for more information.