Welcome to The Norwegian Epidemiological Association (NOFE) website

NOFE is a non-profit scientific association founded in the year 1990.  We aim to promote the scientific discipline of epidemiology.  The association strives to highlight the importance of epidemiological research as a source of knowledge in public health, health care, and health promotion.  NOFE provides an active national forum for healthcare professionals, researchers and other parties with a special interest in public health, epidemiology, and applied statistics. We aim to foster communication within the field of epidemiology, promote recruitment to and education in the field and contribute to the dissemination of results from epidemiological research, both nationally and internationally. We are also eager to strengthen the collaboration with epidemiological organizations outside of Norway.

Membership & Executive Board

We are open to all individuals interested in epidemiology and statistics or working within public health. To become a member, one must agree to the statute of our organization and pay an annual fee of 400 NOK (more information here). NOFE members are entitled to a reduced participation fee for the annual conference.

Our membership register is based on email addresses, and it is therefore important that members contact us if they change their email address.

The association’s executive board consists of five members and two deputy members. They come from different research environments in Norway and are elected for a period of two years at a time.

Main Activities & Publication

We hold an annual conference alternately in Bergen, Tromsø, Trondheim and Oslo. The 2024 conference will be held in Oslo. Details on registration procedures, fees and the program can be found under the tab ‘THE NOFE CONFERENCE 2024’.

We also publish a scientific journal called ‘The Norwegian Journal of Epidemiology’ (in Norwegian ‘Norsk Epidemiologi’). The journal is usually published twice a year and each issue covers a specific theme.