From Research to Practice in Occupational Health and Safety

12th – 14th of October 2021
Lysebu hotel, Oslo area, Norway


About this course

This international course focuses on new approaches for knowledge transfer, exchange and dissemination between researchers and practitioners in OHS. The course will introduce new methods and approaches on how to increase the value and use of OHS research for end users. In addition, the course will discuss how to engage practitioners in the research process to adopt research to local conditions and decision-making in practice.

The course covers a wide variety of occupational sectors and types of OHS problems. Participants with different disciplinary and professional backgrounds will be given the opportunity to share their experiences in an interactive way. The course endeavors to integrate a mixture of researchers and professionals.

Main topics

  • KTE and R2P concepts and approaches
  • Type of knowledge (research-based vs practice-based knowledge)
  • Practical activities and methods to engage stakeholders
  • Knowledge brokering and intermediaries
  • Integrative and end of grant approaches
  • Concepts and practical methods in supporting knowledge uptake
  • Evaluation approaches for knowledge transfer/research to practice
  • Methods and measures of research impact

Please note!

We will do our utmost to arrange courses, even in these exceptional times.  We have the readiness to arrange courses with modified concepts, allowing smaller groups to meet, in some cases national groups, and the possibility to participate on-line. 

Our cancellation policy is generous, so it is safe to enroll to a course well in advance and cancel participation if the situation makes it difficult or risky to travel.

Course Summary

12th – 14th of October 2021
Lysebu hotel, Oslo area, Norway
Deadline 15th of August 2021
EUR 770-980 (depending on day package)
Register now

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.

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 980 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 480).

EUR 980

Day package II

This package includes:

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

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

The total price of the course is EUR 770 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 270).

EUR 770


12th–14th of October 2021 at Hotel Lysebu, Oslo area, Norway.

NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 12th–14th of October 2021 at Hotel Lysebu, Oslo, Norway.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation by emailing the hotel directly at or by phone +47 21 51 10 20. Please refer to NIVA conference when booking the room (available until 8.8.2021).

The room price for a single standard room is NOK 1380 (approx. EUR 132)/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 8th of August 2021.

EUR 132 / night

Course objectives

Course participants will learn about the central concepts and perspectives in research to practice approaches; including linear, cyclical, interactive and systemic perspectives.

Participants will consider, through interactive discussions, the current knowledge on methods to engage researchers and knowledge users in knowledge transfer and exchange processes to support evidence uptake and evidence-informed decision-making.

Lectures and discussions will describe and encourage debate on different research to practice approaches: Knowledge transfer (KT), Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE), Dissemination research, implementation research, and Interactive research approaches.

Participants will be introduced to the concept of integrated KTE and cover a variety of practical methods to add into research practice.

Participants will have an opportunity to present their projects and exchange experiences related to research to practice in their own work.

Through discussion and exchange, participants will discover new ways to engage practitioners in useful evidence based preventive solutions. The coursework and lectures will give the participants input and feedback on how to proceed with research to practice methods and tools.

Support and establish a research to practice network among the Nordic countries to increase Nordic and international cooperation.

Target group

  • Researchers and PhD-students
  • Government institutions and OHS consultants
  • Practitioners who use the results of safety research, e.g. OHS consultants, companies, etc.
  • Facilitators of research to practice (R2P)
  • OHS Knowledge brokers and intermediaries

Course Summary

12th – 14th of October 2021
Lysebu hotel, Oslo area, Norway
Deadline 15th of August 2021
EUR 770-980 (depending on day package)
Register now

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

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by August, 15th 2021: full refund
Cancellations received by August, 16th 2021 or later: no refund

The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.

Subject background

The demand for better use of evidence based research findings is increasing. This also applies to OHS 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 OHS findings.

Contact person

Course leaders

Johnny Dyreborg, Senior Researcher, MSc, PhD, The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Ulrik Gensby, PhD, Senior Scientist, Team Working Life, Denmark

Dwayne van Eerd, PhD., Scientist, Institute for Work and Health, Canada

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager

Cecilia Weckman
mobile: +358 40 1258 748

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

David Budtz Pedersen

  • Professor of Science Communication and Impact Studies / Director of the Humanomics Research Centre, Copenhagen, DK

Kjell Arne Røvik

  • PhD, Professor, The Arctic Univeristy of Norway (UiT), NO
Ole Henning Sørensen

Ole H Sørensen

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

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