This is a documentary study and consisting a data base collected at four distinct moments: march of 2005, December of 2005, august of 2006 and April of 2007, these information are referring to the total of Research Groups of Nursing in the Directory of Research Groups of in Brazil of the CNPq. The results indicate that 92% of the research groups possess of 01 - 05 research lines, are composites of 11 - 15 members, oscillating in a average of 08 researchers, 05 doctors, 03 masters, 03 specialists, 07 student of graduation. Soon, the research groups are center of production of knowledge and formation of human resources in research. In Brazil, it had a significant growth of the research groups Nursing with the increment of the production, qualification of the integrants, the fortification of the inquiry bases and the biggest visibility and recognition of innovation of the Nursing.
Research Groups; Nursing; Health; Nursing Research