The National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Denmark (NFA) aims to improve the assessment of how the centre’s research affects society. This presentation will share and discuss preliminary ideas about how the centre can improve and systematize its research-to-practice practices. In the future, the NFA plans to strengthen collaboration with knowledge brokers of working environment knowledge, such as educators, consultants, social partners, etc.

The presentation will also discuss how the centre’s anticipated improvements in proximal and distal research impact can be assessed. Proximal impact measures such as scientific output and popular communication are relatively straightforward to assess, whereas assessment of distal outcomes such as societal impact on health and economic outcomes are much more difficult to estimate.

The presenters invite participants to share experiences with methods to collaborate with knowledge brokers and with methods to assess societal impact of OHS research.