Individual Study / NTP- NIPH

The Norwegian Twin Panel

The Norwegian Twin Panel

Initiatives -
To provide knowledge about the causes of good or poor health and the causes of disease. The Norwegian Twin Registry also aims to create a national and international scientific resource that brings together and builds upon data, biobank material and competence from all three Norwegian twin panels.
Start Year
2009
Funding
The European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), ENGAGE Consortium, grant agreement HEALTH-F4-2007-201413; BioSHaRE-EU, grant agreement HEALTH-F4-2010-261433, the Ellison Foundation, USA, and Norwegian Research Council funds through Biobank Norway (NFR 197443/F50) and grants Axis I and Axis II Psychiatric Disorders in Norwegian Twins: A Follow-Up Study (NFR 196148) and Consequences of Common Mental Disorders and Personality Disorders (NFR 193615).
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Harris Jennifer
    Norwegian Instute of Public Health

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow-up questionnaires and register linkages.

Marker Paper

Nilsen TS, Brandt I, Magnus P, Harris JR. The Norwegian Twin Registry. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2012 Dec;15(6):775-80. doi: 10.1017/thg.2012.57. Epub 2012 Sep 5.

PUBMED 22947319

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
14,742
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Twin pairs

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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