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.
The University Library courses portfolio on academic skills: Courses in academic skills for researchers.
We can also tailor custom courses upon request for your department or research group, or you may ask for individual support through the Book a Librarian service.
Support throughout the research process
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 reseaches must adhere to.
The Library offers support and guidance for researchers on Open Science, primarily open publishing and open research data. We also organize continues 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library serve as the organizational hub for registration and reporting of research activities through CRISTIN. Contact: email@example.com. We are also part of the user group for the testing and implementation of the new Cris/NVA archive.
Visibility and publishing statistics
Literature searching, systematic reviewing, citing and referencing
Creating specific yet accomodating search strings is a vital step of litterature searches and reviewing. Similarily, conscious and correct citing and referencing is important in the writing process. The Library offers a number of courses for students on these topics, but can be tailored towards researchers. You can also fill in this form for individual support on systematic reviewing.
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!
Ph.d.-targeted activities and resources
Shut up and write!
Some of our libraries offer in-person writing meetups where you get your writing done.
Contact your library.