Gastronet is a network for quality improvement in gasteroenterology. It is one of the official national quality assurance programmes in Norway. It has been translated for use in other countries. The main focus is on quality improvement of gastrointestinal endoscopy services.

The Gastronet secretariat receives paper-based reports on gastrointestinal endoscopic examinations from approximately 30 hospitals in Norway. Matching reports from each examination are received from the patients. These reports include scores on service, discomfort and pain. This concept has developed from the quality assurance programme in the Norwegian Colorectal Cancer Prevention (NORCCAP) study. The endoscopy and patients’ reports are scanned and data stored in the Gastronet database. The Gastronet concept (in particular patient’s reports) have been used in several research projects.


Further description of Gastronet

Gastronet is primarily a tool for local quality assurance work at endoscopy centres. It is also an excellent platform for comparative effectiveness research (CER). Read more here

Key Representatives

Overview of key representatives in Gastronet. Here you can find names and affiliation of the coordinator, representatives in the steering committee, and international partners.


Read more about Gastronet's aims and development.


Click here to see Gastronet publications - including separate and add-on studies where Gastronet registration and reporting tools have been used

Coloreg demo

Here you find a video demo and user guide for the ColoReg software


Gastronet is funded by South Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority. Gastronet research is based on separate, external funding. Presently, there are six Ph.D. candidates working on Gastronet ...

Log in for endoscopists and nurses

Log in for endoscopists and nurses Wellcome to this part of the Gastronet web-pages for those contributing with data in Gastronet (endoscopists and nurses). User name and password may be altered as ...

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