In some research projects, it may be necessary to seek additional permissions, in addition to an assessment from NSD (and in some cases an assessment by The Norwegian Data Protection Authority). If you plan to do research at an institution (school, correctional services, hospital, work place etc.), it is important to get permission from the institution’s management for carrying out your research. It might also be necessary to apply for exemption from the duty of confidentiality if it is not possible to obtain consent. For projects that come under the Health Research Act, it will be necessary to get an approval from REC (Regional Commitees for Medical and Health Research Ethics).