South African Journal of Science
On-line version ISSN 1996-7489
BENATAR, Solomon R. and VAUGHAN, Christopher L.. Global and local forces shaping the research agenda and the governance of research ethics. S. Afr. j. sci. [online]. 2008, vol.104, n.11-12, pp. 439-442. ISSN 1996-7489.
Powerful global forces shape and skew the science research agenda, generally. We describe these and the local forces that fashion research priorities in science, technology and health in South Africa. We conclude with some comments on the governance of research ethics globally and locally.