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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Jun;14(2):137-140. Korean.
Published online June 30, 2011.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2011.14.2.137
Copyright © 2011 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Practical Aspects of Health Policy Research Themes in Korea
Jin Soo Moon, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea.

Corresponding author (Email: jsmoon@paik.ac.kr )
Received June 15, 2011; Revised June 18, 2011; Accepted June 20, 2011.

Abstract

Research and development (R&D) is very important to acquire new knowledge in various fields. The significance of public R&D is also increasing, especially related to health policy making, establishing basic databases, and enhancing basic and clinical science. The total budget of general public R&D in Korea was approximately ten billon US Dollars in 2008, but the proportion of health care research was just below 10%. In private sectors, it was three times the amount allocated to the public budget. In this article, recent trends in public R&D in Korea, especially related to health care policy and biotechnology are summarized. A brief overview of the application process for a specific policy fund is also described for early-stage researchers in these fields.

Keywords: Policy; Research and development; Health care; Fund; Korea

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