Register your artistic research

Artistic research as an artistic parallel to scholarly research in general is enshrined in the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges, cf. Section 1.1, as a joint goal for higher education institutions in Norway. The subject area of art encompasses the whole arts field as it is manifested in Norwegian institutions of higher education.


CRIStin (Current research information system in Norway) is a research information system for hospitals, research institutes, and universities and university colleges. One of the primary purposes of the system is to collect all the registration and reporting of research activities of institutions within the three sectors in a common system. This gives researchers a place to capture and simplify the registration of common publications.

If you have trouble with the systems, you may send us an e-mail specifying what you would like to register to and we will help you out.


The Acronym KHIODA stands for "Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo Digitalt Arkiv".

The repository contains both artistic research and research results produced by our academic staff and fellows, plus documentation of the students' final exams works (exhibitions, performances, texts).

While CRIStin is a metadata catalogue for registering and reporting research activities, KHIODA contains both fulltext dokuments, film, sound, images, etc.

A digital repository is an Open Access-archive. Open Access means that scientific publications and artistic results are made freely available on the web. The author retains the copyright to the material, but gives users permission to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or wholly link text without demanding compensation (in keeping with The Norwegian Copyright Act). It is mandatory to name the publisher and creator.

Commersial usage of the works is prohibited without a written agreement with the creator!

The library is responsible for both the CRIStin and the KHIODA registrations.

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