Research tool box

Research tool box

Terms and titles


Project-related titles

TitleDanish titleDescription
Project leaderProjektleder
Primary investigator (PI)Forsøgsansvarlig

Academic titiles

TitleDanish titleDescription
Clinical ProfessorKlinisk professor
Clinical Associate ProfessorKlinisk lektor
Assistant ProfessorAdjunkt

Clinical titles

TitleDanish titleDescription
Senior RegistrarAfdelingslæge
Specialist Registrar1. reservelæge/HU-læge
House OfficerReservelæge/KBU-læge/I-læge
Medical Doctor (MD)Læge/



Litterature search

Database list

Reference management

Management programs

Information security and data protection

Basic and advanced knowledge is mandatory at our department, when you work with public, internal, sensitive, or confidential data related to research involving humans.

Research Ethics

Declaration of Helsinki

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an internationally recognised quality standard for clinical trials that involve the participation of human subjects.

Training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

The national GCP units offer a free e-learning course targeted researchers/investigators, clinical trial coordinators, and other health care professionals.

Law, contracts, and legal affairs

Should legal advice be sought out?

CONNECT has produced a guide in legal advice when preparing a research project.



Our logo is available for download in different types, depending on the purpose of use. All logos are in png format with transparent background. When you press the download button, please right click on the image and choose "Save as" to save it on your computer.

Logo without text

Can be used on presentations etc. where any other identification of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery appears.

Logo with text on the right side

Is (so far) only available with text in black for light backgrounds.

Logo with text below

Is available with black text for light backgrounds and with white text for dark backgrounds.

PowerPoint templates

There are three types of templates for PowerPoint slideshows and xxx for posters in PowerPoint.

CTVS PowerPoint templates

By following the link to the right, you will be redirected to a folder with three kind of templates, including a template for scientific PowerPoint presentations with IMRAD structure and another without IMRAD structure and a template for poster presentations. The CTVS PowerPoint templates are for all staff affiliated with Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and contains logos from CTVS, AUH, and AU.

Official templates from Aarhus University

Follow the link to find templates for PowerPoint slideshows. Aarhus University does not have an official template for posters. If your PC is joined to the UNI domain, the templates are integrated in Word and PowerPoint. If your PC is not joined to the UNI domain, you can download AU’s templates one by one by following the link.

Official templates from Aarhus University Hospital

Templates for both slideshow PowerPoint presentations and posters can be downloaded from the intranet of Central Denmark Region. To access the templates you have to go through Citrix.


Images can either be produced by yourself or by paying a graphical designer or photographer, or free images can be found through the free sources listed by Health Communications (see buttons).



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:


Authorship is generally based on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. This means that authorship is based on the following four criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
  • AND drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
  • AND final approval of the version to be published;
  • AND agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.


The CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) was originally developed by CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information) to represent the roles typically played by contributors to scientific scholarly output. The roles describe each contributor’s specific contribution to the scholarly output. However, after the cessation of CASRAI, NISO (National Information Standards Organization) took over the management and has published the terminology as a formal ANSI/NISO standard.

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