The K.G. Jebsen Center for Cardiac Research is headed by Professor Ivar Sjaastad, and consists of six research groups divided between UiO and OUS. The center started in 2017 with a four-year grant from the Jebsen Foundation. April 27 2021, the Jebsen Foundation, the University of Oslo and Sjaastad on behalf of the center signed a two-year extension of the center from the summer of 2021. The Jebsen Foundation chose to extend the support to the center after an external evaluation by international experts gave it top grades.