Research Incubator: Self-medication behavior

Organization profile

Organization profile

The Seedbed for Research in Self-medication Behavior emerged in the Psychology Program of the University of Rosario in 2016, under the direction of Professor Franklin Soler. It became a very important undergraduate educational research space, which gave rise to the growth of the Observatory of Self-medication Behavior of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in the same institution. This stage culminated in the pandemic. In the new post-pandemic stage, the seedbed is reborn with growth perspective in several ways: towards other programs of the School, for example, Medicine.

Also with international perspective, thanks to the support of the researcher Jorge Molina Aguilar (El Salvador), who directs the Semillero from 2023. Finally, with the aim of becoming not only a generator of new knowledge but also of new interventions on this complex phenomenon of global public health.

Research Lines: Self-medication literacy; self-medication pedagogy and didactics; disciplinary and methodological pluralism.


  1. To encourage new scientific research projects in self-medication behaviour.
  2. To offer spaces for research training (undergraduate and postgraduate) in self-medication behavior, with interdisciplinary and interprofessional perspectives.
  3. To support research and intervention projects generated within the Self-medication Behavior Observatory.
  4. To generate intervention alternatives, with a pharmacovigilance and consumerism perspective.

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