Many publishers have made their e-resources fully or partially available due to covid-19 during a limited period. Most of them are available until the summer. The library has put together a list of resources from different publishers, including links. Please note that the library cannot guarantee access.
To support both employees and managers, updated information on how the corona virus affects our work environment has been published on the Staff Portal. Under Work Environment A-Ö there is a newly published page, Working from home (currrently only available in Swedish), about what all staff should think about how to create a good working environment when working from home. There is also information that specifically addresses the manager as support in what needs to be handled when managing employees remotely.
The Biomedical Library is now embarking on a trial period for three new resources, in order to facilitate distance learning:
- Access Medicine – trial period runs until 31 May
A comprehensive database for medical education and professional training. The database contains course text- and reference books, as well as education tools, multimedia procedure videos, images, cases and review questions.
- Gideon (Global Infection Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) – trial period runs through April 30.
A global infectious disease knowledge management tool. It is designed to assist in diagnosing infectious diseases and staying current on the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment.
There are over 400 eBooks available in the following topics: infectious diseases, public health, global health, and even primary care.
- The JoVE Science Education – trial period runs through June 15
This video database features videos demonstrating essential scientific concepts and experimental methods.
The library already subscribes to several modules of JoVE Science Education, but from now, the test includes the complete collection.
Let UB know what you think about the resources – it helps them decide what to buy. Please fill out UB’s contact form and tell them what you think. If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com
There is now an on-line meeting place for researchers who have data on COVID-19 and researchers who can analyze and answer questions based on the data. Researchers in machine learning, bioinformatics, epidemiology and statistics from universities all over the world support this collaboration tool, called Data Against COVID-19. The idea is that clinicians, virologists and immunologists working to fight the pandemic should upload their data in the collaboration platform and provide information to the researchers behind the platform, and get help analyze data, make predictions and answer other questions based on data. You will find the tool here: https://www.data-against-covid.org/
The kitchen in Restaurant Lyktan still prepares lunch, which you can buy with you in boxes at the counter in the Wallenberg conference center – choose between meat, fish or vegetarian, and a side salad is included. Lyktan is open for lunch pickup every day 11: 15-13: 00. The lunch costs 80 SEK and is paid with swish.
Today (April 1st), the usual Vice Chancellor’s dialogue took place, where among others the Vice Chancellor, representatives from university management and the Sahlgrenska Academy faculty management participated, this time via zoom. The Vice Chancellor gave her thanks to the Faculty for everyone’s efforts in education and research. The faculty received praise for their research and she also stated that the teaching quality work at Sahlgrenska Academy impresses. It was emphasized both by the Vice Chancellor and by the faculty management that it is important to keep operations running as well as possible under prevailing circumstances, and that solutions may need to be creative and pragmatic. Other current issues related to the operations were also discussed, and several will be raised in continued dialogue.
This is a very high pressure on Sunet’s network and services since the government made recommendations that teaching should take place at a distance. Something that is especially noticeable on Sunet’s e-meetings service, Zoom. At this point, 250,000 simultaneous users in the Nordic region can meet in Zoom. The previous expansion last week was not enough for the transition to more distance education and meetings. Other educational support services, such as Sunet Play, for example, are used significantly more than otherwise, have had some disruptions but have now gained capacity. The use of the service has gone up 700% compared to before covid-19.
Due to the spread of infection, the Medical Hill Seminars series is canceled until May 31st. The seminar series is organized by Bengt Hallberg and Ruth Palmer and provides talks by internal and external researchers.
The fact that Natrium is the name of the new building for the Faculty of Science at University of Gothenburg has been known since the commencement ceremony in February. The project has now decided to replace the former project name Naturvetenskap Life with the name Natrium. The decision aims to avoid confusion that can occur when two different terms are used in parallel. When the many contractors involved in the project communicate about their involvement in the project, the name Natrium should be used. This applies to all communications about Natrium, regardless of who is the sender of the message.
The process is now underway to nominate recipients of the Hasselblad Foundation’s grant for female researchers’ further qualification for 2020. The grant gives two younger female researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers one million SEK each for career development. The University of Gothenburg may nominate three recipients, where the Faculty of Science may nominate two persons and Sahlgrenska Academy may nominate one person, preferably someone with research that is close to the natural sciences.
At Sahlgrenska Academy, each institute may nominate a candidate, through the head or equivalent. If you have a proposal for a person who may be nominated, you can forward this to your head of institute. The institute must announce its nomination to the faculty no later than April 14th, at 14:00. After preparation by the Research Council, the dean decides who is nominated from Sahlgrenska Academy.
- Since the grant may not be charged with indirect costs, co-financing from the institution or faculty is required for the grant granted.
- This year, the applicant must have submitted a thesis on July 1, 2014 or later.
- The nomination process takes place according to this management arrangement (Swedish): https://gubox.box.com/s/zwkg1nn6h1m76t9icncntpdl0a8tx8kc