Practical issues

Practical issues

Career in research

Introduction to research at our department

Academic positions

Buildings and access

Identification and access/key cards (ID card)

ID cards for identification and to gain access to the department and facilities at the hospital are needed when affiliated with the department. The following procedure is to be followed when ordering the ID card:

  1. When you are affiliated with the department, the Professor Secretary or administration will register your affiliation by creating you as an employee in BSK (BrugerStamdataKataloget).
  2. After your creation in BSK, you have to log in to a regional PC and your regional mail ( You can edit your registration in BSK by going to from within Citrix on a regional PC.
  3. After you are properly registrated as an employee, the Professor Secretary or administration will send an e-mail to the functional address for the ID card administration (Fotoboksen).
  4. To produce your ID card, you have to go to Fotoboksen, located at:
    • Fotoboksen
      Level 1, Universitetstorv North, crosspoint 110, room J116-106.
      Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 07.30-09.30 and 10.00-12.00.

For more information on ID cards see:

Access to the experimental facilities of the Department of Clinical Medicine

Access to the experimental facilities is given by sending an e-mail from your university mail to the Administrating Animal Technician:

Include your card number (kortnr.) and serial number (serienr.) from the back side of your ID card in the e-mail.



When preparing for publication in national and international scientific journals as well as in abstracts and in PowerPoint presentations and posters, affiliations to our department should be given as:

  • Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

An eventual affiliation to the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University should be given as:

  • Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

This is to unify the way our department is cited, so publications can be traced back to us.

Open Access publication

Open Access is preferred.

Open Access discount agreements

Aarhus University has a number of discount agreements (access list through button on the right). The following is required in order to use the agreements of discount:

  • The author must be the corresponding author
  • The author must use the institutional mail (
  • Choose "Gold OA" to publish without publication fees
  • Choose a CC-BY license

Information on the current Elsevier agreement can be found here:

Promotion & sharing of research

Sharing on social media

A publication in the European Heart Journal in 2020 found that a social media strategy of Twitter promotion for scientific papers from the cardiovascular domain seems to be associated with increased online visibility and higher number of citations. The department has it's own Twitter profile Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus with the profile name CTVS_Aarhus.

Social media strategy