Globalized research and "national science": the case of Peru

Am J Public Health. 2009 Oct;99(10):1792-8. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.159236. Epub 2009 Aug 20.


Issues in the area of international health research are insufficiently discussed in Latin America. We examine the practices of stakeholders such as the state and the academic community regarding research policy processes and funding sources in Peru. Our findings showed that research policy development and evaluation processes are poor in Peru, most of the country's academic research is published in English only, and researchers' access to funding is limited. Given that the relationship between local academic institutions and foreign research centers is key in developing a "national science," there is a clear need to reinforce the state's capacities for management and research oversight and implementation and to encourage the academic community to improve their institutional policies and research frameworks.

MeSH terms

  • Global Health*
  • Humans
  • Internationality*
  • Peru
  • Public Health / economics*
  • Research / economics*