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Research is a vital force when it comes to solving current problems and tackling future challenges. A key player in the production of new OHS knowledge, the Institute believes in the importance of building prevention practices on the best scientific evidence and evidence-based data.
To accomplish its mission more effectively, the IRSST launched its OSER initiative (realignment of its strategic orientation to enhance research) in 2004. An external evaluation committee was asked to assess the Institute’s performance and practices. The committee was composed of five prominent figures from the scientific community ‒ Drs. Camille Limoges, John Frank, Jean-Claude André and Gilles Dussault ‒ under the chairmanship of Gretta Chambers. They examined the IRSST’s resources and assessed its productivity and the spinoffs of its activities. A number of the committee’s recommendations were implemented and reflected in the revamped institutional structure. The IRSST invested greater efforts in transferring knowledge and best practices by creating the Knowledge Transfer and Partner Relations Department.