NordForsk-funded research course: Register-based epidemiology

Part 1: October 7-11, 2019 in Oslo, Norway
Part 2: January 27-31, 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Time table – Oslo
Time table – Copenhagen

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Previous version of course (2018/19)

Registration closed

Scientific content

  • Overview of Nordic registries (variables, laws, regulations, and more)
  • Methodology for registry research (designs, minimizing bias, and more)
  • Management of registry data (sources of errors, merging data, and more)
  • Practical examples and exercises (conducting analyses, access to data, writing protocols, and more)


Basic knowledge about the following is required: 

  • Statistics (including linear regression, logistic regression, Cox regression, …)
  • Epidemiology (including causal inference, bias, …)
  • Programming (preferably R, Stata or SAS)

About the course

  • Open for a total of 20 Nordic PhD students
  • No registration fee
  • Accommodation and travel expenses included
  • Participation in all classes is mandatory, and participants must submit a home assignment before the start of the second week. This assignment will be presented during this week.

Selection criteria

If there are more than twenty applicants to the course, the following criteria will be used to select course participants:

  • Nationality of research institution
  • Background
  • Research project
  • Gender distribution among participants.

Course leaders

rhiandaniel-253x300Tone K. Omsland
Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo
oysteinØystein Ariansen Haaland
Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
neil_daviesLau Caspar Thygesen
National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

Contact person

Contact Maja Todoroska for questions regarding the course.