Department of Rare Disorders and Disabilities consist of several centres of competence with a national function:
- NevSom - Norwegian Centre of Expertise for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Hypersomnias
- National Center of Competence for Rare Disorders and Disabilities
- National Center of Competence for Rare Epilepsy Related Diagnoses
- National Center of Competence for Cystic Fibrosis
The competence centres are interdisciplinary put together and are meant to conduct professional development and research in relation to their respective diagnoses.
The research group stimulates to research activities and works to coordinate projects. The the department there are projects attaced to disease mechanisms, treatment research, somatic and psychological addtional difficulties and quality registries.