Sykdomspulsen is a real-time analysis and disease surveillance system designed and developed at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH/FHI).

What is Sykdomspulsen

Sykdomspulsen is a unique project that processes new data (e.g. covid-19 cases) shortly after it is available. Complex statistical analyses are automatically run for all locations in Norway, producing reports and alerting various stakeholders.

This provides the health authorities the ability to make proactive strategic decisions with the most up-to-date information.

Analyses delivered in near real-time

«Data» is not useful by itself. Data must be cleaned, analysed, and the results delivered to stakeholders.

An effective outbreak response requires this in near real-time.

Sykdomspulsen’s goal is to achieve this.

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Data flow in Sykdomspulsen

Sykdomspulsen Core

Sykdomspulsen Core is the free and open-source backbone of Sykdomspulsen.

Sykdomspulsen Core is a standalone R package, which means it is easy for other teams to build up their own surveillance infrastructure based on Sykdomspulsen Core.


splverse is a number of R packages that have been developed by the Sykdomspulsen team to help with infectious diseases surveillance.


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