External organization | | Ministry of Health and Care Services
The National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research is an independent research institute.
SIRUS is an independent research institution with its own Scientific Advisory Board, whose responsibilities include formulating the institutes overall research policy. At the same time, SIRUS is a government body answerable to the Ministry of Health and Care Services.
Besides research, SIRUS also collects and publishes documentation, status reports, facts and figures, etc. In line with this, SIRUS has a national specialist library on drug and alcohol related issues.
The institute is the Norwegian Focal Point for the Lisbon-based European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
Web page: http://www.sirus.no/