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The WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology Centre is located in Oslo at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and funded by the Norwegian government. In collaboration with WHO, the Centre develops and maintains the ATC/DDD methodology. The purpose of the methodology is to serve as a tool for drug utilization monitoring and research in order to improve quality of drug use. One component of this is the presentation and comparison of drug consumption statistics at international and other levels.
The Director of the ATC/DDD Centre welcomed the outreach of the UNICOM Project towards the Centre and has confirmed the interest of maintaining the link between ATC and more granular global identification of medicinal products.