E-mail: info@norpen.org

NorPEN is a network of researcher groups with the aim of facilitating research within the field of pharmacoepidemiology in the Nordic countries.

August 14, 2023

Application for membership

Nordic research groups with an interest in pharmacoepidemiology can apply for membership in NorPEN. Please see the NorPEN by-laws for eligibility criteria.

A completed application form can be sent to the Executive Committee representative for the country where the research group is based. The application should be sent by the research group leader or designate with mandate to represent the research group.

Applications for memberships will be evaluated by the Executive Committee at the next meeting (held once per month).

Decisions on membership are forwarded to the applicant by the NorPEN chair.

[Download NorPEN by-laws]

Current NorPEN Member Groups

Research groups

  • Pharmacovigilance Research Center, University of Copenhagen [Web]
  • Pharmacoepidemiological research group at University of Southern Denmark [Web]
  • Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus [Web]

  • Finland
  • Kuopio Research Center of Geriatric Care, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio [Web]
  • Helsinki University Pharmacoepidemiology [Web]
  • Drugs and Pregnancy, Institute for Health and Welfare [Web]
  • The research group of effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for schizophrenia, at Niuvanniemi Hospital, University of Eastern Finland
  • Kela Research at the Social Insurance Institution, Finland [Web]
  • Beneficial and harmful effects of antipsychotics in on- and off label use Oulu University [ Web]
  • Information and development services, Finnish Medicines Agency [Web]

  • Iceland
  • The Centre of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland [Web | Web]

  • Norway
  • Medicines and patient safety at Oslo Metropolitan University (former Oslo and Akershus university college of Applied sciences) [Web]
  • PharmacoEpidemiology and Drug Safety (Pharma-Safe), School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo [Web]
  • Senter for rus- og avhengighetsforskning - SERAF, Universitet i Oslo [Web]
  • Department for chronic diseases and ageing, Norwegian Institute of Public Health [Web]
  • Department of mental disorders, Norwegian Institute of Public Health [Web]
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacoepidemiology (IPSUM) [Web]

  • Sweden
  • The Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology (CPE) at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm [Web]
  • Pharmacoepidemiology Research Group, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm [Web]
  • Department of Analyses responsible for pharmacoepidemiology and coordination of pharma-related matters at the National Board of Health and Welfare [Web]
  • MEDUP - Medicine Use and Pharmaceutical Polity, University of Gothenburg [Web]
  • The research group of psychiatric epidemiology at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet [Web] and ADHD research team at �rebro University [Web]
  • The research group of rational use of medicines at the Medical Products Agency [Web]
  • CAUSALab at KI, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute [Web]
  • Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet [Web]

  • Register holders

  • The Social Insurance Institution, Finland [Web]
  • The Register for Medicinal Product Statistics, The Danish Health Data Authority, Denmark [Web]
  • The Norwegian Prescription Database, Norway
  • Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland [Web]

  • National Societies

  • Dansk Selskab for Farmakoepidemiologi (DSFE) / Danish Society for Pharmacoepidemiology [Web]

  • Finland
  • Suomen Epidemiologian Seura (FES) / Finnish Epidemiology Society [Web]

  • Norway
  • Norsk forening for farmakoepidemiologi (DURG Norge) / Norwegian Society for Pharmacoepidemiology [Web]