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Research Article

Co-authorship Network Analysis: A Powerful Tool for Strategic Planning of Research, Development and Capacity Building Programs on Neglected Diseases

  • Carlos Medicis Morel mail,

    morel@cdts.fiocruz.br

    Affiliation: National Institute for Science and Technology on Innovation on Neglected Diseases (INCT/IDN), Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Suzanne Jacob Serruya,

    Affiliation: Department of Science and Technology (DECIT), Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Goods (SCTIE), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil

    Current address: Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatología/Salud de la Mujer y Reproductiva (CLAP/SMR) OPS/OMS, Montevideo, Uruguay

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  • Gerson Oliveira Penna,

    Affiliation: Secretary of Health Surveillance (SVS), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil

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  • Reinaldo Guimarães

    Affiliation: Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Goods (SCTIE), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil

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  • Published: August 18, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000501

About the Authors

Carlos Medicis Morel
National Institute for Science and Technology on Innovation on Neglected Diseases (INCT/IDN), Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Suzanne Jacob Serruya
Department of Science and Technology (DECIT), Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Goods (SCTIE), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil
Gerson Oliveira Penna
Secretary of Health Surveillance (SVS), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil
Reinaldo Guimarães
Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Goods (SCTIE), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: morel@cdts.fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

CMM is an Editorial Advisor to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CMM SJS GOP RG. Performed the experiments: CMM. Analyzed the data: CMM GOP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SJS RG. Wrote the paper: CMM.