Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE)

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Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE) is a joint center integrating the activities of the Department of Biostatistics, UiO and the Section of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Health Economics, OUS

OCBE covers all aspects of biostatistics, from methodological research to advanced supervision and advising towards all areas of medicine and health related research, from clinical and epidemiological research, to molecular biology and other basic medical sciences.

Research at OCBE covers most of biostatistics, with main research activities in longitudinal and time to event data, measurement uncertainty, evidence synthesis, causal inference, clinical trials, observational studies, statistical genomics and big data.

The center develops statistical methods and their application to the design, analysis and interpretation of biomedical, clinical and epidemiological studies and data.

OCBE provides statistical and epidemiological advising and training for researchers and students of the Medical Faculty of the University of Oslo, of the Oslo University Hospital and of South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (HSØ).


Research groups and projects


Advising at OCBE


Courses at the Faculty of Medicine taught by staff at OCBE


OCBE's staff and students


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Postal address
P.O.Box 1122 Blindern
0317 Oslo

Visiting address
Domus Medica
Sognsvannsveien 9
0372 Oslo