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About the centre

The Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT) is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) established in 2013 and funded by the Research Council of Norway.


The centre is based on a collaboration between four partners: The University of Oslo (host institution), the University of BergenOslo University Hospital, and Haukeland University Hospital.


We have ambitious scientific goals of understanding the underlying mechanisms of severe mental disorders and find answers to why some people develop perceptual disturbances, delusions, depressions, or manic phases.

Research areas

The research at NORMENT has a clear clinical profile, involving investigations of participants with state-of-the-art clinical assessments and research technology, as well as translating findings to experimental studies for the identification of disease mechanisms and development of new treatment.

NORMENT Annual Retreat 2019. Photo: Kirsten Sjøwall.

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