About us

The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) contributes to quality improvement in the health services by summarising research, promoting the use of research results, measuring the quality of health services, and working to improve patient safety.

Our products and services include:


Ownership and organisation

The knowledge centre is organised under the Norwegian Directorate of Health, but is scientifically and professionally independent. The Knowledge Centre has no authority to develop health policy or responsibility to implement policies. A separate Advisory Board councels our management.

We carry out work for regional health authorities, The Norwegian Directorate of Health, the Norwegian Medicines Agency, and the Ministry of Health and Care Services. We also carry out work for clinical environments and for professional and user interest groups. Some projects are initated internally.

The centre was established in 2004.


Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter for helsetjenesten
PO Box 7004 St. Olavs plass
N-0130 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 23 25 50 00
Fax: +47 23 25 50 10
Organisational chart (in Norwegian)
Media contact

Visiting address:
Pilestredet Park 7
(entrance from Stensberggata)

Invoice address:
Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
Att: 3190XXX
Central Invoicing  DFO, P.O 4104
2307 Hamar

Organisation no:
986 303 537