Journal of Scientometric Research, 2021, 10, 1s, s88-s101.
Published: June 2021
Type: Research Article
Cecilia Tomassini1,*, Claudia Cohanoff1, Sofia Robaina1, Jesús P Mena-Chalco2
1Research Commission, Universidad de la República, (UdelaR) Uruguay, Montevideo, URUGUAY.
2Universidade Federal do ABC, (UFABC), BRAZIL.
Collaborations are an essential part of the research process. In the health area, these involve a great diversity of actors in various scientific and health subsystems. The study of collaborations has been developed mostly from the analysis of co-authorship in articles indexed in international platforms. However, these sources present some limitations to capture the production of knowledge in Latin American countries. This paper seeks to diversify the sources of information and the units of analysis for the study of collaborations in health research, by exploring data from two original and little-used sources of information in national and public Curriculum Vitae (CV) platforms: LattesCv (Brazil) and CVUy (Uruguay). Based on a wide sample of research projects extracted from CVs, networks for knowledge production are analyzed at micro (researchers) and meso (institutions) levels in each country. This preliminary analysis allows us not only to generate evidence on the nature and evolution of health research networks, but also to evaluate the advantages and limitations of CVs as a new source for the study of collaborative networks.