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Propose a course or a workshop for NORBIS


The course and workshop proposals call for Spring 2023 is closed


This will be the last and final call for courses and workshops from NORBIS since the project end is September 2023. Therefore, courses we will support have to be arranged in the spring semester and August at the lates. The call is open to all partners and the maximum amount you can apply for in support is 60.000 NOK for courses and 50.000 for workshops. Travel support for PhD students is in addition.

Do you carry an idea for a course or a workshop within the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics or systems biology? Want to invite international experts to give lectures at this event? Then we wish to encourage you to propose a course or a workshop, to be organized with financial and administrative support from NORBIS. We welcome brand new ideas, as well as adaptations of already existing courses and workshops. You will find an overview of our past and current courses here and workshops here.


Our financial support will cover travel related expenses for invited and internal lecturers, as well as participating student members. For courses, we will in addition provide a flat sum of 60 000 NOK per course to the department hosting the course, to compensate time spent preparing and teaching. Our administrative support may help during both planning and execution of the course, and will ease the process of making a course available across institutions.

NORBIS courses are ideally organised in a biannual fashion. We encourage organisers of previous courses to apply with the same proposal as earlier, and to please add a summary of the participation and evaluation from the last round, as well as a note describing any updates and changes.

Please read the NORBIS course guidelines [ddownload id=”1510″ text=”here” style=”link”]

Please find the application form online here.



NORBIS also welcomes proposals for workshops that fit our scope and that have NORBIS members as their main focus. The content and format of a workshop may be less formal than that of a course. The workshop may be shorter, more focussed, closer to frontline research, and not necessarily teaching basic concepts, e.g. with students working on their own data. NORBIS will offer full administrative support of the workshop, and fund travel and accommodation for lecturers and NORBIS students.

Do you have an idea for a workshop within one or several of our fields? Please find the application guidelines [ddownload id=”1517″ text=”here” style=”link”] and application form online here.


Any questions regarding courses and workshops can be directed to contact-norbis@uib.no.