Breakfast seminar: Knowing your rights as a PhD candidate/Post-doc

Are YOU wondering about your rights as a PhD or Post-doc, better salaries, legal advice, good working conditions and competitive insurance?

TODOS cordially invites YOU to an interactive breakfast seminar where Union organizations will join us in these discussions and many more issues YOU must know.

Please use the link for registration:


Date: May 13th, 2016

Time: 9.00-11.00

Place: MH U6.A4AUD4


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Reminder: TODOS seminar on scholarly communication, publishing and open access issues.

According to the UiTs policy, all research results should be published in Open Access journals, or be made available in institutional repositories.  Also, the European Research Council (ERC) and Wellcome Trust, demand that the research they are funding is made accessible (Open Access).

To get a clearer picture and in connection to the 10th Munin Conference, TODOS in collaboration with the organizing committee of the Munin Conference invite all PhD candidates, employees and students at UiT to a morning seminar on scholarly communication, publishing and open access issues. We are pleased to announce the participation of the keynote speaker from the Munin conference: Stuart Shieber, as well as Jan Erik Frantsvåg and Anika Mckenroth .

The seminar will take place Wednesday morning 2nd of December from 9.15am til 12.00 (Breakfast served from 8.30) at the Medicine faculty, auditorium 6 (MH U6.A6AUD6).

In order to order the right amount of food and coffee/tea for the breakfast, please register yourself at by the 27th of November.



More about Open Access:  Open Access

The speakers:

Stuart M. Shieber, James O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, and the faculty director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication. His primary research field is computational linguistics, the study of human languages from the perspective of computer science. He was the founding director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society and is a co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Professor Shieber led Harvard’s efforts to institute open-access policies leading to the policies now in place at Harvard and emulated elsewhere.

Stuart will share some Open Access experiences from Harvard and explain why as a PhD student, we should go Open Access and the benefits of it.   He will describe as well  how publishing OA can affect (positive and negative) the future career for today’s Phd- candidates.

Jan Erik Frantsvåg has a background in Economics, Computer Science and Banking. In 2011, he graduated from a master in Documentation Science. After a 13 years career in banking, Jan Erik worked another 13 years in various administrative positions at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Jan Erik works full-time on Open Access since 2006. He participates in projects, advocates Open Access and administrates the publication fund and the publication service Septentrio Academic Publishing from UiT. Since 2015, Jan Erik spends half of his working time researching Open Access.

Jan Erik will focus more about the situation of OA at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and where are it is heading. He will explain what are the differences between OA and traditional journals and   how to make good OA choices.

Anika Mackenroth works as a communication advisor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, where, for the last four years, she has taught public-oriented research communication to PhD candidates. She heads an editorial team and otherwise works with the full breadth of communication-related tasks, from strategic communication planning, to marketing, media relations, social media and PR. She has experience in marketing, information and journalism.

Anika will give us advices for the dissemination part in the grant proposals: how to craft the presentation and the dissemination plan. Least and not last, she will tell us how to stand out by being relevant. 

The presentation of  Jan Erik Frantsvåg: link

The presentation of Anika Mackenroth: link

The video of the event is available a well but due to a technic issue, there is some sound only after 1h08min : link.

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AMP Seminar with Julien Bourelle on 20th November

AMPSeminar with Julien Bourelle on 20th November

When: 20th November at 20.00

Where: Sparebanken festsal, Storgata 65

Arctic Meeting Point (AMP) is organising a seminar with Julien Bourelle who wrote a book about how to connect with Norwegians. Seminar will be held on Friday, 20th of November at 20.00 in Sparebanken festsal, Storgata 65 . Entry is free.

​About Julien Bourelle:

Julien S. Bourrelle is educated as a rocket scientist and known for his entertaining lectures on the Norwegian culture. He is the author of “The Social Guidebook to Norway” and the founder of Mondå – a project helping Norwegian organisations to benefit better from diversity.

HRH Crown Prince Haakon handed him The TOP 10 award which highlights an "outstanding" international role model in the Norwegian working and social life.

For more information about Arctic Meeting P​oint: ​

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Webinar: Open Access and Early stage researchers: Challenges and opportunities

Open Access and Early stage researchers: Challenges and opportunities

Webinar Date: Friday, 6 November
Webinar Time: 11:00-12:00 CET
Webinar Duration: 45-60 min

Eurodoc and Foster project are orga​nizing a Webinar about Open Access and the opportunities raised for early stage researchers in a more open educational environment.

The event is taking place on 6 November, at 11.00h CET, and is free and open to everybody.

If you are curious about Open Access and want to know the best opportunities for your research and future career, join us in this webinar. You can also start posting doubts or questions on social media, using the following hashtags: #OpenByDefault and #OpenSci4Doc

For more informations and the detailed program, please click here. To learn more about FOSTER and their activities regarding Open Access, Open Data, Open Education and Open Science, please visit this link.

Link for online streaming will be available at following link:

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Seminar on IMPACT in Horizon2020 Applications

Time: 27th of November, time TBA

Where: NLYSTH06, Nedre Lysthus, UiT


This is a seminar for people planning a coordinator application to the Horizon2020 program or researchers involved in writing Horizon2020-applications.


Overall, several proposal missed out because applicants failed to understand that Horizon 2020 is not business as usual. The Commission is very serious that research done in Horizon 2020 should not merely increase knowledge but have a real place in the market. In order to succeed in a call, the involvement of end users, a clear business plan for the results and other such activities should be included in the proposal.


Topics covered in the seminar:

  • Introduction to impact assessment and cost benefit analysis
  • Expected impact according to work programme-call text and how to cope with this
  • Methodologies to describe societal impacts with examples
  • Exploitation-dissemination of results as a mean to maximise impact
  • Award criteria and what the EU evaluators are looking at
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