For data access enquiries please contact:
The HBSC Data Management Centre is based at the Department of Health Promotion and Development in the University of Bergen, Norway. Professor Oddrun Samdal is the Data Manager of the HBSC study.
For general enquiries please contact:
The HBSC International Coordinating Centre is based at the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit in the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Dr Joanna Inchley is the International Coordinator of the HBSC study.
Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) started in 1984. Five countries participated in the first round. Since then, the project has grown to become a major cross-national survey with more than 40 member countries. The survey is conducted every fourth year among 11, 13 and 15 year old students. The purpose is to gather information about schoolchildren's health behaviors and well-being. Data is used for research as well as factual basis for policy making. The WHO Regional Office for Europe is an important partner in the project.
The HBSC Data Management Centre coordinates the work with the international datafile and the trend data, and is the Data Bank for the HBSC-study. The centre distributes data in accordance with the HBSC data access policy.