Science, Politics and Research Integrity in Latin America


Sergio Litewka

Director, International Programs
University of Miami Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy


March 30, 2017

Despite the importance of international collaboration for Mexican science and widespread international attention to research integrity, discussion of ways to promote integrity and prevent misconducts remain at a preliminary level across the country. As in many low- and middle-income countries, there is no official definition of "misconduct" in Mexico and there has been no reliable assessment of the national incidence of behaviors that are widely considered to be misconduct in international contexts.