Short-term scientific visits


Short-term scientific visits to the Centre for Quality, Region of Southern Denmark

The Centre for Quality in Middelfart, Denmark, is pleased to announce the creation of a programme for short term scientific visits to the Centre will continue in 2015. The purpose of this programme is to further international research and collaboration on quality improvement and safety in health care, preferably in relation to the development of resilient health care. The programme will offer a number of opportunities for short term scientific visits. The duration of a visit is envisaged to be 1-3 months. The Centre will provide a small self-catering apartment as well as a subsistence support corresponding to 2.000 €/month. The Centre will also offer a workplace with the usual facilities.

Scientific visitors are expected to interact with the Centre and its research unit on topics of common interest, as well as to explore the possibilities for a continued collaboration. The Centre will be happy to assist in establishing contacts to health care institutions, primarily within the region. The Centre invites applications from experienced researchers and/or practitioners, who have an interest in exploring quality, patient safety, and resilient health care issues broadly. There is no formal application form or procedure, but each application will be given speedy and serious consideration. Applications should be sent to Professor Erik Hollnagel, who also is happy to answer enquiries.

About the Centre
The Centre for Quality was established in 2007 together with the creation of the Region of Southern Denmark. It is an innovative body within the regional health sector, dedicated to improving quality and patient safety across the regional health care institutions. In recognition of the need for more consistent knowledge on quality in health care a research unit was established in 2010 jointly with the University of Southern Denmark. The Centre for Quality aim to be a main player in developing resilient health care, to turn research results into action, to improve quality and patient safety, and to initiate new areas for research.

The Centre’s webpage is (as yet mostly in Danish).
Some information in English about the Region of Southern Denmark can be found at

The Centre has until now (August 2015) had the pleasure of hosting the following scientific visits:

  • Christiane Schubert, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Medical Simulation Center, California.
  • Faisal Saeed, Ministry of Health and Family, Maldives.
  • Lacey Colligan, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, NH.
  • Marja Härkänen, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Robert l. Wears, University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville.
  • Robyn Clay-Williams, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University.

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About Centre for Quality

Short-term scientific visits

Health care in the Region of Southern Denmark

Centre for Quality is situated in the Region of Southern Denmark and conducts research and development within quality of care for patients.

For any further information, you are always welcome to contact head of centre, Christian von Plessen.

Centre for Quality can be contacted every workday between 8.00 am and 3.30 pm (Friday 8.00 am – 2.00 pm) on Telephone: +45 63 48 40 60 and be reached by e-mail:

Center for Kvalitet,
P.V. Tuxensvej 3-5, 1. sal,
DK-5500 Middelfart
Att. Christian von Plessen

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Handbook for the use of FRAM
Center for Quality and professor Erik Hollnagel are currently developing FRAM as a method to be used for analyzing everyday work and its outcomes in complex sociotechnic systems such as the health services.

In Denmark and internationally, the use of the method is increasing – and so are the demands for qualified textbooks as guidance, when you want to use the method for practical purposes.

Center for Quality has now published the FRAM handbook. The purpose of the handbook is to provide practical guidance in the use of the FRAM method.