Oslo Centre for Biostatistics & Epidemiology (OCBE)


OCBE is a joint center integrating the activities of the Department of Biostatistics, UiO and the Section of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, OUS. 

OCBE covers all aspects of biostatistics, from methodological research to advanced advising and supervision 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).

Activities at the centre:


Contact information
Head of department/director of OCBE: Arnoldo Frigessi, phone 22 85 10 04 and 95 73 55 74
Head of section, OUS: Morten W. Fagerland, phone 23 06 60 14 and 41 50 46 14
Department secretary: Gunn Ellingsen, phone 23 06 60 13

Group members 

Visiting address
Sogn Arena, Klaus Torgårds vei 3, 3. etg, 0372 Oslo

Postal address:

Oslo universitetssykehus, Sogn Arena, Oslo senter for biostatistikk og epidemiologi, Pb 4950 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo

Oslo University Hospital, Sogn Arena, Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Pb 4950 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway