From Research to Practice in Occupational Health and Safety

This international course focuses on new approaches for knowledge transfer, exchange and dissemination between researchers and practitioners in OSH. The course will introduce new methods and approaches on how to increase the value and use of occupational health and safety 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 make research more relevant to problems 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.

Course objectives

  • The objectives of the course are to give the participants up-to-date knowledge on research to practice approaches, and to engage knowledge users in knowledge transfer, and exchange in evidence based OHS research processes.
  • Different research to practice perspectives will be presented; Knowledge transfer (KT), Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE), Dissemination research, and Interactive research approaches. The lecturers are selected to represent the best researchers in the area of research to practice and how to utilize research to practice approaches in practice.
  • The course will introduce the concept of integrated KTE and cover a variety of practical methods to add into research practice.
  • The participants are provided with an opportunity to present their projects and exchange experiences to discuss the research to practice approach embedded in their own work, and discover new ways to engage practitioners in useful evidence based preventive solutions. The coursework and lecturers will give the participants input and feedback on how to proceed with research to practice methods and tools.
  • An important goal of the course is to 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 OSH consultants
  • Practitioners who use the results of safety research, e.g. OSH consultants, companies, etc.
  • Facilitators of R2P

Course outline

  • Interactive approach
  • Lectures and team work during the day
  • Individual preparation of reading course materials and preparing a case

Main topics

  • What is R2P and what is KTE
  • Basic theory and concepts in KTE
  • Integrative and end of grant approaches
  • Knowledge brokers and intermediaries
  • How to facilitate Research to Practice (KTE) projects
  • Practical methods to engage stakeholders in knowledge production and knowledge use
  • Concepts and practical methods in supporting knowledge uptake

Registration deadline

Registration is closed. Please contact the project manager.




The total price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

The day package fee I of EUR 500 or

The day package fee II of EUR 330

  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is EUR 500/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, two dinners and the social program.

    The total price of the course is EUR 1000 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 500).


    Day package II

    The day package II price is EUR 330/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 830 (course fee EUR 500 + day package II fee EUR 330).

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

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 27th –29th of August 2018 at Sinatur Hotel Frederiksdal, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel by phone: +45 4585 4333 or via email to the address:, referring to booking no. 1007569 or simply NIVA, 27th-29th of August 2018.

    The room price is DKK 898 / night (including breakfast and VAT).

    The block reservation will be available until 1st of August 2018.


  • Payment info

    Cancellation and refund policy

    Cancellations received by August 1st 2018: full refund

    Cancellations received after August 1st 2018: no refund


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

    The invoice will be sent to you by e-mail.


    The prices are subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course leaders
Johnny Dyreborg
PhD, Senior Scientist,
National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), DK

Ulrik Gensby
PhD, Scientist, TeamArbejdsliv ApS, DK
Assistant Professor, Linköping University, SE


Project Manager
Cecilia Weckman
mobile: +358 40 1258 748

Course venue

Sinatur Hotel Frederiksdal, Frederiksdalsvej 360 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark


Course program


The demand for better use of evidence based research findings 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…

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Course Leaders

Johnny Dyreborg
Ulrik Gensby


Anders Just
Anne Mette Møller
Astrid Jørgensen
Dwayne Van Eerd
Hans Jørgen Limborg
Henrik Kock

General information

Course fee and payment 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. Accommodation Fore more information about accommodation options please see the…

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