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Research support from the library

The University Library offers a number of courses and workshops on various academic skills. Custom courses can be requested and tailored, and you may ask for individual support.

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The University Library can offer support for various parts of the research process. You can ask us for individual guidance, and or attend one of our academic skills courses or workshops. These cover topics such as scientific writing, publishing, systematic literature searching, and open research.

You can ask for individual guidance through the Book a Librarian service, or by sending an email to the addresses in the specific support areas under. We can also provide custom courses to your department or research group on request. You will find the course portfolio of academic skills for researchers here.


Support throughout the research process

Open Science

Openness, transparency, and knowledge exchange are core values for the University of Bergen. In 2020, the University board adopted The University of Bergen Policy for Open Science. Research funders also have requirements that reseachers must adhere to.

The Library offers support and guidance for researchers on Open Science, primarily open publishing and open research data. We also organize regular activities on the subject, such as the Open Science webinar series each semester, and the monthly BOTT collaboration Open Science Lunch (see UB Calendar). 


The Library can guide researchers through the publication process, for example through Open Access (OA) publishing and publishing agreements. We also manage the UiBs OA publication fund, where researchers at UiB can apply for funding to cover Article Processing Charges (APC) to publish Open Access. Contact: bora@uib.no

The Library serves as the organizational hub for registration and reporting of research activities through CRISTIN. Contact: cristin@uib.no. We are also part of the user group for the testing and implementation of the new Cris/NVA archive.

Research data

The University Library offers guidance on various aspects of Open Access to research data. We advice on writing Data Management Plans (DMP), finding and reusing datasets, citable code, and depositing data in UiBs institutional data repository DvNO or generic or domain-specific research data archives. Contact: research-data@uib.no.

Visibility and publishing statistics

There are activities researchers can use to boost their visibility and impact of their work. The University Library offers tips and guidance on Visibility and publishing strategy, use of researcher profiles & profile statistcs (e.g. ORCID), and bibliometric servicesContact: bibliometri@uib.no.

Literature searching, systematic reviewing, citing and referencing

Creating specific yet flexible search strings is a vital step of litterature searches and reviewing. Similarily, conscious and correct citing is important in the writing process. The Library offers a number of courses for students and staff on these topics. In addition, researchers may ask for tailored courses. You can also fill in this form for individual support on systematic reviewing.

Digital Lab

The Digital Lab is an interdisciplinary hub for researchers, lecturers, and students, on-site and digitally. The lab is a space to learn, to discuss, and to apply various digital tools and methods. Please reach out if you have an idea for an activity!

Activities and resources for Ph.D. students and young researchers

Shut up and write!

Some of our libraries offer in-person writing meetups where you get your writing done.
Contact your library

PhD on Track 

The national website PhD on Track targets PhD candidates and young researchers from all academic fields. The main topics are the research process, communicating results, and Open Science:

UiB Ferd

The University Library collaborates closely with the career centre UiB Ferd. Subscribe to their newsletter to learn about activites towards PhDs, post docs, and young researchers.