Research information system CRISTIN

Cristin (Current Research Information SysTem In Norway) records and displays your research results. The Cristin database is used for the reporting of scientific publications to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

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Registration and quality assurance of research activities

  • Each researcher registers his or her own scientific publications and activities. The registrations are checked and reported to DBH for further reporting to the Ministry of Education and Research.
  • Each researcher should upload the full text of the article when it is registered in Cristin. According to the Research Council of Norway’s guidelines for Open Access all researchers whose work are funded in part or as a whole must upload a copy of all scientific articles from this research. If your article is not open access, chose the author accepted manuscript (or post-print).
  • We strongly recommend that you register project codes from funding sources and agencies on the relevant publications, click here for more information.

Points for other scientific dissemination activities

Remember to register all your research publications and presentations in Cristin.

Certain research dissemination activities in certain categories will give credit to the faculty/institute through the UiS’ internal model for allocation of funds.

It is through the award of these other research dissemination points that research activities not considered through the government financing may be rewarded anyway. These research activities include among others: textbooks, academic books, reports, synopses, lectures, posters, exhibits, videos, interviews, editorials, opinion pieces, reviews and other mass media contributions.

Specific reward guidelines for artistic and museum work (in Norwegian)

Addressing of publications

The NVI reporting instructions state that:

  1. An institution shall be listed as an address in a publication if it has given a necessary or significant contribution to or basis for an author's contribution to the published work.

  2. The same author should also list the address of other institutions if these in each case also meet the requirements of paragraph 1.

  3. Employment or supervision of graduate students may be considered a basis for crediting an institution if the requirement of paragraph 1 is met.

Addressing of publications for Ph.D. candidates

Ph.D. candidates employed by the UiS must use UiS as their author address in scientific publications if the publication is a result of work done in their UiS employment. They should also accredit other institutions in the publication, if item 1 above is fulfilled.

Ph.D. candidates employed elsewhere, should list UiS as an affiliation if UiS has provided substantial assistance and/or contribution to the published work. If the candidate has or had a UiS supervisor, that is an example of substantial assistance. They must also list their main employer as an affiliation if the conditions of item 1 above are fulfilled.

Addressing for external researchers affiliated with the UiS

We ask all units to encourage external researchers to include “University of Stavanger” in their affiliations if guideline 1 above has been fulfilled.

UiS guidelines for addressing (in Norwegian)


Dispute Committees

The dispute committees are responsible for solving cases of disagreement between institutions nationally or locally concerning the registration of scientific publications.

UiS publication committee

The local publication committee handles cases where there are disagreements about the registration and reporting of a publication where all of the authors are from the UiS.

Its mandate is under development. The committee uses formal criteria in the examination whether the criteria for being acknowledged as a scientific publication are fulfilled. The criteria are described in the report Vekt på forskning, written by Universities Norway (UHR) and in the reporting instructions from The National Board of Scholarly Publishing.

The national dispute committee

The national Dispute Committee for NVI-reporting processes cases in which the institutions cannot agree on how a publication should be registered and reported, more information in section 7 of the reporting instructions.


Publication indicator

The purpose of the Norwegian Publication Indicator (NPI) is to promote high-quality research and provide an overview of and insight into research activity. The NPI is used to calculate points for scientific publications (e.g. articles in journals, anthologies or monographs) that form the basis for performance-based funding allocation in the research budgets.

The indicator is developed for evaluation on an institutional level; it is not suited for individual researcher evaluation.

For a publication with affiliation to more than one institution, publication points are calculated as follows:

  1. Calculate the total number of author shares in the publication. An author's share is any unique combination of authors and institutions in the publication

  2. Calculate how many author shares the institution has, and divide by the total number of author shares

  3. Calculate the square root of the number (fraction) from point 2

  4. Multiply by points for the level and type

  5. Multiply by 1.3 if the publication has affiliations to foreign institutions

More information on the NPI website.