Design and Implementation of a Learning Organization for Autonomous Biosafety Management of Infectious Disease Laboratories by Knowledge Translation

지식확산에 의한 감염병 실험실의 자율적 생물안전관리 학습조직 설계 및 실행

Shin, Haeng-Seop;Yu, Minsu

  • Received : 2015.02.13
  • Accepted : 2015.04.21
  • Published : 2015.04.28


Objectives: A learning organization was designed and implemented on the basis of the selection criteria and essential elements of knowledge translation theory. Methods: The learning organization was designed on the basis of biosafety harmonization criteria and risk management strategy and was implemented as the learning organization for biosafety management by the National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The effect of knowledge translation in the research institutions by evidence-based policy was verified. Results: The result of applying the knowledge translation theory involving all stakeholders showed a positive reaction in establishing and implementing biosafety management strategy and embodied risk assessment criteria and evoked sympathy with the necessity of learning and using of expert knowledge about risk assessment and risk management. All stakeholders initiated voluntarily action toward new human-network construction and communication between similar organizations. The learning organization's capability expanded the base of knowledge translation. Conclusion: These results showed that a learning organization could enhance the autonomous safety management system by diffusion of knowledge translation.


biosafety management system;evidence-based policy;knowledge translation;learning organization


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