At the start of a project, a start-up meeting is called during which the following are determined:
The standard procedure at the University of Agder is that all vacancies are handled according to standard recruitment processes. This means that all vacancies must be advertised.
Regarding positions related to externally funded projects, the following is especially worth noting:
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Questions regarding appointment can be directed to the Faculty’s own HR advisor or the Division of Human Resources.
Prior to start-up, start-up meetings must be held where the contract and budget are thoroughly addressed.
During the start-up stage, the project leader, with input from the Faculty’s financial controller, must determine the plan for the financial follow-up of the project, including reporting for the entire project duration.
The financial controller is responsible for establishing the project and forwarding the project number to the project leader.
During the implementation stage, the faculty management must continuously provide the project leader follow-up regarding project finances, as well providing support for external and internal reports. Regarding EU projects, the Division of Financial Services must approve the financial halfway report (Form C).
All of UIA’s research cooperation with external institutions must have a foundation in written agreements. These are for regulating questions related to rights and so forth. UIA is unable to enter into agreements which allow for the permanent secrecy of research results by UIA employees, cf Act relating to universities and university colleges.
Every project must be individually assessed, but the standard procedure is that UIA should abide by the The Research Council of Norway’s standard contract conditions for projects.
Different standardised contracts and cooperation agreements can be found on the council’s website. Consulting these at the start-up phase of UIA research projects is recommended.
The University of Agder has drawn up its own rights policy (IPR) (login required - Norwegian only)
Most projects that receive funding must submit progress and end reports.
For the Research Council of Norway this is done using “My RCN Web”. Information will be sent out via e-mail well in advance of deadlines for those who are required to report. Communication between funding source and project leader is via e-mail. The project leader may contact the Faculty management if there is the need for any input, especially relating to auditing budgets. If you want to request changes to an approved project framework, see here
Project leaders for SIU projects will receive a reminder to submit a progress and end report. See the web pages on report details for the different programme types.
If there has been no activity in a project, this will be noticed and reported by the internal triannual reporting systems.
The University Library’s subject librarians are information specialists and can assist you with regard to systematic searching, knowledge mapping, handling references, guidance related to publishing channels, and displaying your research. The library also offers relevant software for handling references, bibliometric analyses and surveys.
On this page, you will find information about different products and services that can be relevant for your research project.
For questions regarding Open Access, see publishing information here.
If you need help with setting up a website or other technical services, such as data storage, contact IT Services.
Keeping communication in mind is important throughout the project with regards to research news, popular science articles, and internal communication between partners
It is generally required by law to archive documents connected to projects. For more information about the kinds of documents that must be archived, see the description of procedures for archiving externally funded projects (login required - Norwegian only). For assistance, contact Arkivhjelp at tel 381 41720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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