National systems for the registration of scientific publications as well as investments of resources into science has been established. In connection with this it is necessary for the secretariat performing the registration work to have access to personal indentification numbers for each scientific author.
Read more here (in Norwegian, from the Oslo University Hospital home page):
Kunngjøring til forfattere av vitenskapelige publikasjoner og andre som er involvert i forskning
Information letter from NIFU (The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education), in both Norwegian and English