The vision of the Norwegian Government is that personalised medicine should be an integral part of prevention, diagnostics, treatment and follow-up in the health care services. An axis of his strategy is the safe and efficient use, analysis, sharing and storage of large-scale health data needed for personalised medicine applications in healthcare, service development and research within a framework that secures the integrity of the individual and data privacy. There is great potential and a strong basis for development and implementation of personalised medicine in Norway. We have a robust public health care service with a uniform organisation, a national system for the assessment and introduction of health techonologies and established fora for collaboration. Norway has distinguished research and innovation environments, and models have been developed for public-private cooperation related to personalised medicine, health data management and clinical trials.