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Interaction between science,

practice, and care demand


Tranzo is the scientific center for care and wellbeing of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University. Tranzo wants to build a bridge between science and practice in the area of care and wellbeing. The objective is to promote an evidence-based approach by working in co-creation with practitioners to develop and exchange knowledge.

The evidence-based approach: Three sources of knowledge

For us, the evidence-based approach involves three types of knowledge sources: scientific knowledge, the expertise of the professionals (i.e., caregivers and policy officers), and the knowledge and expertise of the ‘demand side’ (i.e., citizens, clients). The interaction between researchers, professionals, and the demand side is therefore of crucial importance.

Tranzo advisory body

The advisory body advise Tranzo on the basic ideas of the policy and the organization regarding research and reach of the department. The intention of the advises is to strengthen the position of Tranzo within the university and the health field.

Prof. dr. H. (Dike) van de Mheen, Chairman of Tranzo

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