Last updated on: 26/08/2021
1. Contact details{View data sources/studies associated with this centre}
Name of organisation 
1) Department/Research groupDepartment of Ageing and Chronic Diseases, Pharmacoepidemiologic Research Group,
2) Organisation/affiliationNorwegian Institute of Public Health
Short Name in the inventoryNIPH
Website/Homepagewww.fhi.no 
Administrative Contact
Title Dr
Last name Furu
First name Kari
Address line 1P.O.Box 222 Skøyen
Address line 2 
Address line 3 
CityOSLO 
PostcodeNO-0213 
CountryNorway
Phone number (incl. country code)4721078185 
Alternative phone number4795221824 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address kari.furu@fhi.no
Scientific Contact
Title Dr
Last name Furu
First name Kari
Address line 1P.O.Box 222 Skøyen
Address line 2 
Address line 3 
CityOSLO 
PostcodeNO-0213 
CountryNorway
Phone number (incl. country code)4721078185 
Alternative phone number4795221824 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address kari.furu@fhi.no
Alternative Scientific Contact
Title Dr 
Last name Karlstad 
First name Øystein 
Address line 1P.O.Box 222 Skøyen 
Address line 2 
Address line 3 
CityOSLO 
PostcodeNO-0213 
CountryNorway 
Phone number (incl. country code) 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address oystein.karlstad@fhi.no 
2. Description
The Research Unit at the Dept Chronic Diseases and Ageing, at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is the largest pharmacoepi research entity in Norway with 7 fulltime research scientists. We have long experience in using Norwegian and Nordic high-quality population-based health registers in our research. NIPH run the Norwegian Prescription Database (NorPD), a nationwide prescription database and also has other nationwide health registries in-house, i.e. the Norwegian Medical Birth Registry, Cause of death registry and large population-based health surveys.
3. Category
Government based
Public research institute
4. Available resources
 In houseVia Contacts/Network
Epidemiologist/Pharmacoepidemiologist Yes No
Statistician Yes No
Clinician No Yes
Clinical Pharmacologist Yes No
Pharmacist Yes No
Geneticist/Pharmacogeneticist Yes No
IT specialist Yes No
Ethics expertise No Yes
Legal expertise Yes No
Regulatory expertise No Yes
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