HUNT Databank

HUNT Databank

HUNT Databank is a large-scale biomedical database and research resource containing comprehensive data for about 250 000 participants from the HUNT Study. Data is collected through questionnaires, interviews, clinical measurements, sensor data such as activity sensors, and results from analyses of biological material, including blood, saliva, urine and feces.

Results from all new analyses of stored biologic material as well as new sub-studies are imported in the databank. Big data derived from genome analyses are stored in HUNT Cloud. Data are identified with the Norwegian national identity number and can be linked to regional and national registers according to approvals by HUNT data access committee and Regional Ethics Committee. Researchers receive de-identified data with project specific identification number. 

Participants can withdraw their consent for data storage and use in research. If so, all data for that individual are deleted. 

Follow these links for more information on Access to HUNT data, participation rates, and questionnaires.

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HUNT Research Centre has been certified according to the international standard ISO 9001:2015, Quality management systems, since 2011. The certification is a strategic choice to ensure high quality in all processes - from planning collections to the delivery of research data and biological material.