Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 1726-4634
GOTUZZO, Eduardo; GONZALEZ, Elsa and VERDONCK, Kristien. Researchers training in the context of the collaborative projects: experiences of Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Alexander von Humbolt", Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.3, pp. 419-427. ISSN 1726-4634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342010000300015.
Research is a main element for human and social development. Under this point of view, it involves particular challenges and opportunities for the so-called "developing countries". An approach for those challenges and opportunities comes from the analysis of two interrelated activities; the training of new researchers and the research development with institutions or researchers which are external to the institution ("collaborative research"). Both activities are essential for the consolidation, widening and updating of the institutional capabilities for scientific production. We present here the experiences of the Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Alexander von Humboldt" of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, in relation to the training of new researchers, we discuss the four elements we consider key for this process; the promotion of stimulating environments for research, the proactive identification of fellows, the complementary advice and networks consolidation; and we analyze three successful models of international collaboration for the training of new researchers under different institutional approaches.
Keywords : Training support; International cooperation; Mentors; Biomedical research; Peru.