Training and a workshop was organised by METAS for users of magnetic suspension balances applied to the generation of dynamic standards through the use of permeation devices. The event consisted of one day of training and discussion, lead by METAS, in which expertise and experiences were shared between the participants in setting up MSB systems coupled to permeation devices. The training was followed by a two day workshop, again lead by METAS, in which key aspects were addressed concerning the generation of dynamic standards using MSB instruments. These topics included factors influencing: the mass measurement; validation; uncertainty budgets of the mass measurement; results from international comparisons; permeation devices; dynamic generation; and limits of the technology. Separate contributions made by participants from METAS, NPL, VSL, LNE, BIPM, TA Instruments (formerly Rubotherm) and Fine Metrology were made via presentations of their work.