From Research to Practice in Occupational Health and Safety

16th – 18th of April 2024
Midgardur by Center Hotels, Reykjavik, Iceland


About this course

The demand for better use of research evidence in practice is increasing. This also applies to OSH research. This course covers approaches and methods that can help to improve the mobilization, application and uptake of OSH research knowledge among workplace audiences, and how research processes and findings can be better integrated with practice knowledge to promote OHS prevention strategies and impact.

Course Summary

16th – 18th of April 2024
Onsite course
Midgardur by Center Hotels, Reykjavik, Iceland
Deadline 14th of March 2024
EUR 720-960 (depending on the day package)
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Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Wednesday (dinner and a tour at the Perlan nature museum in Reykjavik)

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 960 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 460)

EUR 950

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 720 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 220).

EUR 720


16th – 18th of April 2024, Center Hotels, Reykjavik, Iceland.

NIVA has made a special agreement with the Center Hotels in Reykjavik, which allows you to make a room reservation for 16th – 18th of April 2024 with a 15% discount. The discount concerns bookings made at Center Hotel Skjaldbreid, Klopp, Arnarhvoll, Thingholt, Midgardur, Laugavegur, Plaza and Grandi

To book a room, kindly make the reservation through this link. Please use the code: NIVA0424 when booking the room.

The room price for a standard room varies depending on which hotel you book.

Approx. EUR 195/night

Course objectives

The objectives of the course are to give the participants up-to-date knowledge on approaches and methods for reaching workplaces and OSH audiences and to engage workplace audiences and policymakers in knowledge mobilization of OHS research.

Main topics

• What do we mean by ‘Research Knowledge’ and ‘Practice Knowledge’? (includes a distinction between ‘Research to Practice’ and ‘Research in Practice’)
• Introduction to theory of Knowledge Mobilization (i.e. Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE)
• Strategies for knowledge sharing between researchers and research users (i.e Research Partnerships)
• Knowledge brokers and intermediaries as facilitators of knowledge sharing and knowledge translation
• Practical methods to engage stakeholders in knowledge production and knowledge use
• Concepts and practical methods in supporting knowledge uptake
• Measuring reach and research impact of knowledge mobilization strategies in workplaces.
• Contextualization – considering how to use evidence in specific contexts
• From Research to Policy development (upstream)

Target groups

Researchers and PhD-students, Government institutions, e.g., labor inspectors, Users of OSH research, e.g., OSH consultants, Unions and Employer organizations, companies, etc., Facilitators of research to practice processes.

Subject background

The demand for better use of evidence/research findings in practice is increasing. This also applies to OSH research. New methods are now available worldwide that focus on both knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange with external audiences and research users. Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) is an approach for actively engaging practitioners/knowledge users in research, and sharing useful evidence with decision makers and practitioners. However, efforts remain to advance the engagement of knowledge users to help the dissemination and uptake of evidence-based OSH findings.

General course fee and cancellation information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline.

Travel arrangements

Please refrain from booking any travel tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent at the latest after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by 14th of March 2024: full refund
Cancellations received by 15th of March 2024 or later: no refund

NIVA will issue an invoice or send information on how to pay the course with credit card (depending on the option chosen in the registration form) after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact persons

Course leaders

Johnny Dyreborg, National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), Denmark

Ulrik Gensby, TeamArbejdsliv, Denmark

Dwayne van Eerd, Institute for Work and Health, Canada

In practical matters, please contact:

Nora Tobiasson
Project Manager and Sustainability Advisor

Course leaders

Dwayne Van Eerd

Dwayne Van Eerd

  • PhD, Scientist, Institute for Work & Health (IWH), CAN
Johnny Dyreborg

Johnny Dyreborg

  • PhD, Senior Scientist, National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), DK
Ulrik Gensby 1

Ulrik Gensby

  • PhD, Senior Scientist, Team Working Life, DK

Course lecturers

Rebecca J. Guerin

Rebecca J. Guerin

  • Research Social Scientist, Branch Chief, Social Science and Translation Research Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA
Ole Henning Sørensen

Ole H Sørensen

  • Chief consultant, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, DK

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