ReNPAD: a brazilian network for researchers in High Dilution

  • Carlos Renato Zacharias UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista
  • Ricardo Bertagna UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista
  • Paulo Henrique dos Santos Domingos UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista
Keywords: ReNPAD, high dilutions, database, researchers, networks

Abstract

Some pertinent questions in the practice of science is to know what one is researching, with whom and where. These questions are even more crucial for those involved in High Dilution studies, an emergent and multidisciplinary scientific field, where concepts, methods and models are still to be validated. In this research field, such questions can be addressed through networks because communication between peers accelerates the process of conceiving and refining the concepts, methodologies and standards that give consistency to emergent knowledge. A thematic network can be effective in building an identity for the science of HDs and related community. This article introduces the project ReNPAD (National Network of Researchers in High Dilutions), a Brazilian initiative aiming to put together researchers involved in studies in HDs in order to stimulate interaction and give visibility to the theirs efforts