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Acta Médica Costarricense

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SAENZ-CAMPOS, Desirée. Biomedical investigations and case reports carried out at the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social require authorization for scientific publication. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2021, vol.63, n.1, pp.51-55. ISSN 0001-6002.


Most of the contributions received for publication in this journal arise from the investigations carried out by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, these comply with the provisions established by the law on biomedical research and its regulations, as well as with the various regulations that it has this health institution. In the context of the constant review and periodic updating of standards for publication in this journal, the objective of this work was to analyze the current requirements in the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social for the publication of biomedical research carried out in its services.


A documentary investigation was conducted with a directed search about regulations was made on the official website of the Centro de Desarrollo Estratégico e Información en Salud y Seguridad Social; information was compiled and analyzed, then prepared for orderly display; the analysis was extended with the regulatory elements of informed consent.


It was found that researchers must request an authorization from the Bioethics area to publish, or communicate in scientific activities, the biomedical research that has been carried out in the institution. Likewise, the management to publicize the case reports is stipulated and the request is processed with the fulfillment of a series of requirements.


The authorization request and the requirements apply to biomedical research and case reports, whether a publication is sought in the scientific literature or its exposure in a scientific activity; therefore, it is the responsibility of the researcher to manage the institutional authorization in a timely manner.

Keywords : biomedical research; biomedical literature; scientific articles; case reports.

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