User involvement


User involvement

In recognition of the benefits and necessity of user involvement we have, in close dialogue with the Norwegian Cancer Society, established a user panel with two breast cancer and two prostate cancer patients.

The group, which was established in May 2016, provides a bimonthly forum where patients and researchers meet to discuss the planning and the practical carrying-out of research in order to ensure user-involvement becomes a natural part of research activity. The patients provide important questions and insights, and participate in strategic and ethical discussions regarding for example research protocols, quality checks of informed consent, etc.

At CIMORe, we believe that user involvement has the potential to improve not only our research, but also us as researchers.

Our user panel

CIMORe's user panel consists of four persons with personal experience of cancer:

Cathrine Andersen. Photo: Kari Williamson/NTNU

Cathrine Andersen


Relevant experience:

  • Support volunteer, Vardesenteret (2015-)
  • User representative, Fatigue after Cancer-course at Vardesenteret (2014-)

Daniel Ask. Photo: Kari Williamson/NTNU

Ola Kindseth

Retired sociologist

Relevant experience:

  • Former prostate cancer patient
  • Researcher at SINTEF
  • Senior advicer at Norwegian Directorate of Health (Helsedirektoratet)

Astri Eide. Photo: Kari Williamson/NTNU

Astri Eide

Former audiologist

Relevant experience:

  • Member of the election committee, Breast Cancer Association (2016-2017)
  • Volunteer, Breast Cancer Association (2013-)
  • Volunteer Breast Cancer Hotline (2013-)
  • Volunteer and support volunteer at Vardesenteret (2013-)
  • Cashier Sør-Trøndelag Lymphedema Association (2016-)

Terje WanneboTerje Wannebo

Retired police chief investigator

Relevant experience:

  • Former prostate cancer patient
  • Special investigator at the Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs
13 Sep 2022