The dissemination of scientific knowledge is important to the democratization of knowledge within a society reducing inequality. It is critical that researchers act for broaden the dialogue with society. Founded in 2009, the National Institute for Science, Innovation and Technology in Health (Citecs) is based at the Public Health Institute of the Federal University of Bahia and was created with the objective of establishing a research network and to promote the dissemination of knowledge to society. Citecs is part of the National Institutes of Science and Technology Program, initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil. This study aims to evaluate the Citecs´s actions and science dissemination . Methodology: It is a case study divided into two stages. In the first one, we analyzed the releases produced by Citecs and articles published from June 2011 to June 2013. Frequencies were calculated using SPSS 11.0. The second stage of the study examined the dissemination strategies through interviews with researchers.

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Evaluation of dissemination strategies of national institute of science, innovation and technology in health

Marcelle de Oliveira Cardoso   Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Luis Eugenio Portela Fernandes de Souza   Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Chandra Lima Maciel   Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Mariana Adeodato Alves de Souza   Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

The dissemination of scientific knowledge is important to the democratization of knowledge within a society reducing inequality. It is critical that researchers act for broaden the dialogue with society. Founded in 2009, the National Institute for Science, Innovation and Technology in Health (Citecs) is based at the Public Health Institute of the Federal University of Bahia and was created with the objective of establishing a research network and to promote the dissemination of knowledge to society. Citecs is part of the National Institutes of Science and Technology Program, initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil. This study aims to evaluate the Citecs´s actions and science dissemination . Methodology: It is a case study divided into two stages. In the first one, we analyzed the releases produced by Citecs and articles published from June 2011 to June 2013. Frequencies were calculated using SPSS 11.0. The second stage of the study examined the dissemination strategies through interviews with researchers.

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