Researcher had to pay environmental fine out of his own pocket

Law Department head Stefan Jansson was sentenced to a fine of SEK 24,300 for environmental crimes when he failed to cut down genetically modified trees in his research project at Umeå University. The employer provided neither financial nor legal support.

Open research data could be a nail-biter

Research The vision is that open research data will lead to better research quality and more efficient science. But at an online seminar on open research data, insights into potential difficulties seemed to dominate.

Subtitling requirement a
threat to recorded lectures

Law Recorded lectures on learning platforms must be subtitled to be more accessible. This raises fears that the legal requirement could lead to a reduction in the number of video and audio recordings.

Umeå University wants
to own researchers’ data

Conditions Umeå University claims it owns the research data that the university's researchers produce. SULF believes that the university has no right of ownership of the data. The matter was the subject of a central negotiation, which has ended in disagreement.