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According to the National Coalition for Independent Scholars, the “NCIS welcomes people who are pursuing knowledge in or across any fields whose credentials demonstrate an active involvement in independent scholarship in any field, as evidenced by advanced degrees or presentations/publications. Further qualification is that the scholar not be employed on a full-time basis by an academic institution or other organization in the field to which their independent scholarly activity pertains. Graduate students intent on pursuing independent scholarship, adjunct faculty, and others tangentially associated with academic institutions who do not receive financial support for their scholarly activities are eligible.”

Independent scholars are frequently active in consulting, or have their own research and/or training company. Several of us obtain funding for our research, which we may conduct in partnership with affiliated colleagues or not.

We can solve the same problems as our affiliated colleagues, and sometimes more: given that we are not affiliated, we are not committed with third parties’ agendas, which frequently stand in the way of academic freedom.

We tend to be better suited for the role of a “go-between” when the problem to be solved involves negotiating approaches, project format and expected results between the academic institutions proper and non-academic communities. For that reason, we make very good “knowledge brokers”.

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A technical/scientific review is an assessment of the state of the art in a given field, topic, method or school of thought, based on a systematic compilation, curation and critical analysis of that issue’s peer-reviewed published material, with an emphasis on the coverage of the most recent published evidence.

Businesses (for business plans, reports or strategic decisions), periodicals, publishing outlets, teaching institutions, non-profit organizations, and professionals (physicians, lawyers, etc).

Research is usually divided into “quantitative” and “qualitative” research. Quantitative research is supported data analysis of either previously quantified collected material, or it may also involve the collection of quantitative data (as in surveys).

Qualitative research is supported by data collected from in-depth interviews, ethnography (both presencial and digital), focus groups, participant-observation activity other than ethnography, documental analysis, among other sources. Methods include discourse analysis, and anthropological and sociological approaches in general.

Most companies eventually need both quantitative and qualitative market research to support decisions in product development and business strategy.

Interdisciplinarians are not a new kind. Actually, before science was fragmented into a myriad of disciplines, most institutionalized sciences involved integrating approaches and mastering different methods, as well as studying several subjects. One such example is Natural History, which, today, would involve Biology, Geology, Geography, Chemistry and some parts of Physics. I am an interdisciplinarian because I have advanced learning in several sciences, and I learned how to integrate them. And here is a tricky issue: not all people with multiple educational backgrounds integrate them. Many simply abandon one completely before immersing themselves in the other. These would be “individuals with a multi-disciplinary background”, and not interdisciplinarians.

These are some of the courses I taught and their respective levels. Anyone offering educational services covering the levels for each course can hire me. Those specified as undergraduate or graduate level courses will be of interest to universities. Courses identified as “continued education” may be of interest also to universities, but also sports clubs, gyms, and other organizations that provide, continually or not, educational/training services.

  • History and Philosophy of Science (undergraduate level, usually offered to STEM students)
  • Scientific methodology (undergraduate level, usually offered to STEM students)
  • Ecology (intro to, ecosystems ecology, chemical ecology - undergraduate level)
  • Environmental Sociology (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • History and Sociology of Science and Medicine in Latin America (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • Science, Technology and Government (undergraduate and graduate levels, offered at the Department of International Relations of the University of Brasilia)
  • Science and Technology policy


  • Strength training methods (undergraduate level and/or continued education)
  • Strength and conditioning research (graduate level)
  • History of strength training and sports (undergraduate level and/or continued education)
  • Basic foundations of Strength (continued education)
  • Movement segmentation and assistance exercises - partials and other barbell exercises (continued education)
  • Strength and stability: assistance exercises - with equipment: bands, chains, boards, etc. (continued education)
  • Periodization (continued education)
  • Grip Training (continued education)
  • Odd objects training (continued education)


A position paper is an essay or report in support of a certain argument or position. It requires taking a methodologically solid inventory of the “state of the art” of a given field. This is a specific need from companies in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, cosmetic, biotechnology industries, as well as the health sector and non-profit organizations. I provided this type of product to compounding pharmacies, sports supplement companies, and multi-specialty clinics.

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