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Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS)

BCEPS aims to understand and promote ethically acceptable, fair, and efficient priority setting in national health systems.

Eirik Tranevåg Early Career Researcher Prize

International Prize to BCEPS Research Fellow Eirik Tranvåg

Congratulations to Eirik Tranvåg (PhD research fellow at BCEPS) on receiving the Early Career Researcher Prize for the European region at the World Congress of Bioethics. The prize was awarded for his paper on "Precision medicine and the principle of equal treatment: A conjoint analysis".

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Reflections on the concept of death

"Hva er DØDEN" ("What is DEATH") is a new book co-authored by BCEPS researcher Carl Tollef Solberg and Professor Espen Gamlund from the Department of Philosophy. The book is full of thoughts and ideas, reflections and stories, all aimed at giving the reader a new perspective on...


Ole F. Norheim at the Norwegian Academy of Science Letters

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invited BCEPS DIrector Ole Frithjof Norheim to contribute to its lecture series on trust during the corona pandemic. The event took place online on 14 May 2020 and a recording is available on the Academy website (see link below).

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BCEPS hosts online pop-up conference on priority setting during Covid-19

On 7 April 2020, BCEPS had the honour of hosting this online event, "Exploring Priority Setting in the COVID-19 Pandemic", on behalf of the International Society for Priorities in Health (ISPH). The web conference gathered an international panel of clinicians, academics, and policy makers...

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BCEPS researchers contribute to Norwegian textbook on medical ethics

BCEPS Deputy Director Ingrid Miljeteig is lead author of two chapters in a recently published Norwegian textbook on ethics in the health system, while BCEPS PhD candidate Eirik Tranvåg is co-author of one of these chapters.

Recent Publications:

Getachew TeshomeAlemayehu Hailu; Zelalem Adugna, Solomon Tessema MemireKjell Arne Johansson; Karin Stenberg; Melanie Y Bertram; Amir Aman; Ole Frithjof NorheimRevision of the Ethiopian Essential Health Service Package: An Explication of the Process and Methods Used. BCEPS Working Paper 1/20; June 2020.

BCEPS funding

BCEPS receives funding from the Trond Mohn Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the Research Council of Norway, and the University of Bergen.