About PhD on Track

PhD on Track is a national web resource for PhD candidates and early career researchers in Norway. The website aims to enable beginning researchers from all academic fields to easily access information on different aspects of the process towards a PhD degree. Main topics are the research process, communicating results, and open science

Review and Write

As a PhD candidate, you are expected to place your work in the context of current research. The foundation of any research project is a thorough overview of existing literature relevant to your research. By continuously evaluating, selecting and reviewing literature throughout the writing process, you situate yourself within a research field, and take part in its ongoing dialogue.

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Share and Publish

Researchers are expected to communicate results through formal and informal publication channels. Making informed decisions about where and how to publish, will increase the chances of getting your work published and disseminated.

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Open Science

For PhD candidates it is crucial to be aware of national and international goals and guidelines for open access to research results.

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Editors and steering committee of PhD on Track


  • Michael Grote, University of Bergen Library
  • Eli Heldaas Seland, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Library
  • Fredrik Kavli, NHH Norwegian School of Economics Library
  • Jessica Lönn-Stensrud, University of Oslo Library
  • Andrea A. Gasparini, University of Oslo Library
  • Hege Charlotte Lysholm Faber, NTNU University Library
  • Torstein Låg, UiT The Arctic University of Norway Library

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  • Karin Cecilia Rydving, Head of Education and Research Support, University of Bergen Library (chair of the committee)
  • Turid Bogetvedt Hitland, Head of Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Library
  • Kari Fjose, Director of NHH Norwegian School of Economics Library
  • Randi Halveg Iversby, Director of University of Oslo Library
  • Sigurd Eriksson, Head of NTNU University Library
  • Johanne Raade, Director of UiT The Arctic University of Norway Library


PhD on Track was launched on 23 May 2013. The selection of topics was based on findings from a study of PhD candidates’ interaction with information in research processes. PhD on Track and the study were originally the products of a joint project involving the libraries of Oslo, Bergen and Aalborg universities, NHH and the Bergen University College. The project received development funding from the National Library of Norway.

In 2016 the NTNU University Library and the library of UiT The Arctic University of Norway joined the project, while the library of Aalborg University left.

PhD on Track is now a Norwegian site that aims to be a national resource for PhD candidates. The site is run and further developed by the editors and funded by the six participating institutions.

The university and college libraries' network for PhD support

PhD on Track hosts the Norwegian website of the university and college libraries' network for PhD support. The network aims to be an arena for discussing and reflecting on teaching practices and training offered to PhD candidates in academic libraries in Norway.

The network arranges a seminar each year. Programmes and papers from the seminars are archived on the site. Other upcoming events of interest for participants in the network will also be listed on the site.

Do you want to join the network? Contact editors

Are you already in the network and would like to communicate with the others? Contact network


PhD on Track is a collaboration between six Norwegian higher education institution libraries, and is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY NC SA 4.0

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Published Jan. 5, 2022 10:54 AM - Last modified Nov. 2, 2022 10:46 AM