An afternoon of information and networking for new PhD students

New PhD students are invited to an afternoon of information and networking Thursday 13 October 2016 2-4 pm at Árdna.

You will get useful inforamtion about beeing a PhD student and have the opportunity to meet other new PhD students for various fields.


  • Welcome Speech by Pro-Rector Kenneth Ruud
  • An introduction to your rights and duties as well as possibilities as a New PhD student by Director of Research and Development Pål Vegar Storeheier
  • Presentation of High North Academy by coordinator Arve Lynghammar
  • Presentation of Take control of Your PhD Journey by Senior Academic Librarian Per Pippin Aspaas, The University Library
  • Presentation of Tromsø Doctoral Students (TODOS) by Chair Board Charlotte Weber


We serve tapas,  and there will be time for socialising after the presentations.

Sign up for the event: Sign up by 11 October 2016.

Når: 13.10.16 kl. 14:00 – 16:00
Hvor: Árdna
Sted/Campus: Tromsø
Målgruppe: Studenter, Ansatte

TODOS Coffee & waffle seminar on Open Access Publishing

Er du snart klar for å sende inn et manuskript, men er usikker på om du skal gå for tradisjonelle eller «open access» tidsskrifter? Vet du hva åpen forskningsdata er, og hvilken bruk du kan ha av det? Velkommen til vårt «Open Access» kaffe & vaffel seminar, organisert i samarbeid med Universitetsbiblioteket, etterfulgt av en åpen diskusjonsrunde ved UiT (Campus Tromsø). Dette vil du IKKE gå glipp av!

Dato: 29 September 2016

Tid: 13:00-15.00


Sted: TEO H5.5.502

Klikk på linken for å registrere deg! Påmeldingsfrist er 27. september.

Are you about to submit your new manuscript and you are wondering if you should go for a traditional or an open access journal? Do you know what open research data is or what use it can have for you? Feel free to join us for an Open Access coffee & waffle seminar organised in collaboration with the University Library and followed by an open discussion round at UiT (Campus Tromsø). Do NOT miss out!

Date: 29 September 2016

Time: 13:00-15.00


Venue: TEO H5.5.502

Please use this link for registration! Deadline for registration is 27 September.


Take control of your PhD journey: From (p)reflection to publishing

Writing a PhD benefits from the acquisition of competencies outside of the specific study, e.g. being aware of current academic norms, knowing how to retrieve, manage and treat references, handling scientific research data, and being up-to-date about open access publication.

The University Library works with these issues on a daily basis, and in 2015 we createdTake control of your PhD journey: From (p)reflection to publishing. This is a biannual seminar series designed for PhD students, coming from all fields of study at UiT. It consists of five different modules, independent yet interrelated, which are organised as interactive sessions combining theory, discussion, and practice. You can choose to attend one or all, all depending on your current needs.


Day 1. Think like an academic – work like an academic            

When carrying out a PhD research project, we need to be familiar with and follow the norms of academic integrity. This includes perhaps first and formost the use of other sources, e.g. how to treat these as to avoid plagiarising. But moreover, academic integrity includes being aware of, and preventing, academic misconduct and other questionable research practices. Finally, the notion of academic integrity has in recent years extended to include the benefits of transparency of science, both for the research community and for society in general.

In this seminar, we invite you to partake in a cross-disciplinary and hopefully thought-provoking discussion on these important issues.

Date: Monday 24 October 12:15-15:00

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Day 2. Search like an expert

Literature search is an essential part of every research project. For science to move forwards, new research must build on all relevant sources, with both established knowledge and the newest discoveries. Insufficient search strategies may lead to perpetuating outdated or even false information and biased views.

This seminar focuses on doing systematic literature searches and how to use scientific databases in an efficient and effective way. It is designed as a workshop where there will be a combination of database information and practical searching. Further, to tailor the seminar to your needs as much as possible, we have created four different versions, all dependent on which discipline you are researching.

Read more and sign up for

Read more and sign up here for:

Social sciences (Tuesday 25 October 08:30-11:15)

Technology and natural sciences (Tuesday 25 October 10:15-12:00)

Humanities  (Tuesday 25 October 12:15-15:00)

Medicine and health sciences (Tuesday 25 October 12:15-15:00)


Day 3. The hows and whys of publishing open access

As a PhD student you want your research to be disseminated and made accessible to as many as possible. Knowledge about open science and open access (OA) publishing is essential if you want a further career in research.

In this seminar, we discuss what open access means and how publication choices affect both the scientific and the general community. We also focus on evaluation of publication channels, and how you can get funding for publishing open access at UiT.

Date: Wednesday 26 October 09:15-12:00

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Day 4. Manage your research data according to best practice

Research data are the foundation of research projects within most fields, as they allow you to confirm or draw new conclusions about a given subject. Further, good research data management and sharing is essential for scientific transparency and the increase and spread of knowledge.

In this seminar, you will get an introduction into how research data should be managed according to best practice at all stages of your research project. You will also receive information about our recently launched institutional archive, UiT Open Research Data.

Date: Thursday 27 October 09:15-12:00

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Day 5. Manage your references with EndNote

When your references keep piling up, you need to work out a system that handles large amounts of references and makes it easy for you to use them and share them with your co-writers. EndNote is a reference management tool that makes these aspects of your writing process a piece of cake.

In this seminar, we teach you how to make the most of EndNote in your PhD studies. We offer one introductory seminar, where we focus on the basic functionalities of EndNote, such as creating an EndNote library and entering references into a Word document, and one seminar for advanced users, where we focus on aspects of EndNote facilitating sharing, organising and publishing references.

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Endnote basic (Friday 28 October 08:30-11:15)

Endnote advanced (Friday 28 October 12:15-16:00)

Starter: 24.10.16 kl. 00:00
Slutter: 28.10.16 kl. 00:00
Hvor: UiT Breivika
Sted/Campus: Tromsø
Målgruppe: PhD students
Telefon: 77645735

Parenting through a PhD / Hvordan fullføre doktorgraden med barn

Information in english below!

career and family

Hvordan fullføre doktorgraden med barn – Praktisk informasjon og deling av erfaringer 

Fullføring av en doktorgrad samtidig som man er forelder kan være utfordrende. Har du lyst på tips og triks om det å kombinere foreldrerollen med din PhD? TODOS inviterer DEG til et interaktivt frokostseminar om gjennomføring av PhD og karriereutvikling, med barn. Bli med i diskusjon om praktisk informasjon, som rettigheter og permisjon, og deling av erfaring fra medstudenter og andre. Dette vil du ikke gå glipp av.


Dato: 22. september 2016

Tid: kl 09:00-11.00


Sted: TEO.HI 1.417 

Klikk på linken for å registrere deg! Påmeldingsfrist er 15. september.


Parenting through a PhD – Practical information and sharing experiences 

Completing a PhD while also parenting can be challenging. Are you ready to learn some tips and tricks about being a parent and doing a PhD? TODOS cordially invites YOU to an interactive breakfast seminar on doing your PhD and career development, with kids. Join us for discussions on practical information, such as parental leave and parental rights, and share in the experience of PhD students and people who were once in your shoes. Do NOT miss out!


Date: 22 September 2016

Time: 9:00-11.00


Venue: TEO.HI 1.417

Please use this link for registration! Deadline for registration is 15 September.

PhD Courses From High North Academy (Autumn 2016)

Dear PhD candidates,

The summer holidays are coming to an end. Make sure you sign up for this autumns’ High North Academy courses before the deadline Sept 1. Our courses are open for all PhD candidates at UiT, regardless of scientific background. For detailed information, follow the links below.
Studweb is open, make sure you apply now to secure your seat!
FSK-8002 Scientific writing 24–28 October 2016 (3 ECTS)
Learn about the scientific publication process, peer reviewing, presentation skills, improve your manuscript through group work with a mentor, and improve your English writing skills.
FSK-8005 Funding your research 1–2 and 21–22 November 2016 (3 ECTS)
If you want to continue your research after the PhD, money is needed. Nowadays the competition for funding is strong, how can you write a proposal to the EU or the Norwegian Research Council that stand a chance? Understand the processes and evaluation criteria, and develop your own proposal with the help from experienced mentors. See also the schedule.
BIO-8010 Visualizing your science 7–11 November 2016 (3 ECTS)
Most of us have experience with research communication in two dimensions (written papers, posters etc.). How can your research be communicated in three dimensions? In cooperation with Tromsø museum, we offer a museum exhibition course and there will be a grand opening of the exhibition (exam) 1 December at Tromsø museum.
If you have any questions, please contact
Arve Lynghammar
High North Academy
Office: MODUL B 208
P: 77 64 67 96
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