Research fund

We commission a range of projects to establish evidence for health and safety policies and practice, as well as sponsoring organisations researching key issues.

About the fund

We allocate research funds to specific projects through our Annual competition; this is a two-stage process and may be linked to a particular theme which we set. However, unless specified, applicants can submit a proposal as long as it supports the fund's overall purpose - a world of work that is safe, health and sustainable. Have a look at the research application process (PDF 23KB).

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We also sponsor and support other organisations doing research in occupational safety and health related areas:

  • The Affinity Health at Work research consortium. A collaboration between researchers and employer organisations, national institutions and interested individuals who support research in workplace wellbeing and employee engagement.
  • SAF€RA - a partnership between research funding organisations from European countries who collaborate on research programming and launch joint calls in the field of industrial safety.

Our research reports

Go to our Books and resources section to read the reports we've published from the independent research projects we've funded.

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OSH Research community

A database which enables occupational safety and health research to be submitted, showcased and used by all those with an interest in the subject

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