Brazilian research groups in nursing: comparison of 2006 and 2016 profiles

Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann Caroline Cechinel Peiter Gabriela Marcellino de Melo Lanzoni About the authors



To compare the profile of nursing research groups registered at the CNPq Research Groups Directory in 2006 and 2016.


Descriptive and documentary analysis, The data has been collected in 2006 and in 2016, with parameterized search with the term “nursing” at the CNPq Research Groups Directory. The selected variables have been organized in a Microsoft Office Exce spreadsheetl.


The research groups have increased from 251 in 2006 to 617 in 2016, with important increase of the number of participants, among students and researchers. There was a decrease of the number of groups without students. However, 22% remain without undergraduate students’ participation.


It has been observed an important increase regarding the interest on research activities, when comparing both scenarios. The nursing research groups reflect structural and political advances in generation of science, technology and innovation, however, the undergraduate students’ and the foreign researchers’ participation should still be encouraged.

Nursing; Research groups; Nursing research; Education, graduate; Education, higher

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