TRS National Resource Centre for Rare Disorders

TRS is one of nine national resource center for rare disorders. TRS gathers and disseminates information about rare congenital skeletal- and connective tissue disorders, spina bifida and limb deficiency.

​TRS is a part of the Norwegian National Resource Services on Rare Disorders (NKSD) and is located at Sunnaas Hospital in Nesodden, near Oslo, Norway. You can read about some of the disorders TRS offer services to here.
Description of disorders in English​

Medical professionals and other professionals (such as teachers) may contact TRS for advice. As a patient or next of kin you may contact TRS for information about where you can get further assistance. TRS does not perform diagnostics or individual treatment. 


TRS' activities fall into three main categories:

  1. Knowledge dissemination and counselling
  2. Cooperation and involvement
  3. Research


The three categories are described in detail below, and also in a short film about TRS:

In this film we tell you what TRS Resource Center for Rare Disorders is and what we do.

The center builds and disseminates knowledge about rare disorders and related issues. We do this by being up to date on new research, participating in research (national as well as international), networks and conferences, registers, meetings and on educational arenas. We host courses and webinars, develop films and podcasts and our website provides extensive information about rare disorders. 
Knowledge is not useful before it is available to the end user. No matter if that is parents whose child has recently been diagnosed, a primary care physician, a teacher, a school nurse, a hospital specialist or an employee at the local welfare administration. 


We cooperate closely with professionals and persons with rare disorders, in clinical settings, though courses, in projects and by cooperating with interest groups.

Telefone: 66 96 90 00 , telephone hours: monday-friday 10-12 and 13-14.


e-mail: trs@sunnaas.no (do not send health information by e-mail).

Post: TRS kompetansesenter, Sunnaas sykehus, Bjørnemyrveien 11, 1453 Bjørnemyr.

​There is a continuous need to develop knowledge about rare disorders. TRS is focused on bringing users and researchers together to further new competence. Our research is influenced by questions from service users and their peers, clinicians, other relevant services (e.g. the school/educational systems, the Norwegian labor and welfare administration (NAV), etc), and systematically includes non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  

Read more about the research at TRS

TRS We​​bsite (in Norwegian)

You find more information about TRS and the disorders we offer servicecs to at our webiste

Go to the TRS Website

Inform​​ati​on about health and social services in Norway

Persons with rare disorders may require help from the health and social services. To help you find your way in the Norwegian health and social services TRS have some information in english.

Read about health and social services in Norway

No​rwegi​an National Advisory Unit on Rare Disorders (NKSD)

TRS is one of nine national resource centers on rare disorders in Norway, cordinated by NKSD. NKSD is a place to contact regarding disorders that are not handled by one of the nine centers, where the main services and research is handled.

An alphabetical listing of all disorders is available on this website Rare Disorders, as well as which center is responsible for each one, or call 800 41 710. ​

If you want to access the information on this website in another language than Norwegian choose the translation option in your web browser.

Last updated 4/9/2024