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8101.0 - Innovation and Technology Update (Newsletter), Jun 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/07/2004   
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4 BIOTECHNOLOGY STATISTICS

4.1 Introduction

There is recognition worldwide that biotechnology offers opportunities for delivering economic and social benefits to citizens of both developed and developing countries. However, there is currently little statistical information available to monitor the diffusion of biotechnology and to assist with policy choices.

4.2 Developments

The ABS is continuing to participate in an OECD working group which is developing a set of internationally comparable biotechnology statistical indicators. This work has formed the basis for the development of strategies for the collection of Australian biotechnology statistics. Papers have been prepared specifying user requirements, international experiences and outlining various strategies, including the collection of additional data in the existing R&D surveys and the conduct of a new biotechnology survey.

Development work is now advanced on the collection of biotechnology statistics in respect of 2003-04.


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