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Introducing a method of research evaluation into a university:
medical research at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Pereira JCR, Pires ML, Duarte PS, Paes AT, Okano V.
Research Evaluation 1996; 6(1): 37-42.


The University of São Paulo was stirred up in 1988 by a newspaper listing of its scholars whose performance was allegedly bad. The university defended itself, encouraged improved analytical skills in the newspaper, and thought seriously about research management and evaluation. A multivariate analysis of papers in MEDLINE by faculty members produced significantly more comprehensive and less misleading results than did a simple count.

Figure VI - Map of research units and fields of investigation at the São Paulo Medical School

 


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