8101.0 - Innovation and Technology Update (Newsletter), Jun 2003  
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3 RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT (R&D) STATISTICS

3.1 Business R&D survey 2001-02

The processing of the Business R&D survey for the year 2001-02 is nearing completion. Details collected include: R&D expenditure and human resources devoted to R&D classified by type of expenditure, location of expenditure, source of funds, business employment size, type of employee, research fields and socioeconomic objectives. The survey also included a question on biotechnology R&D.

Summary statistics for 2001-02 will be included in the publication Research and Experimental Development, Businesses, Australia (cat. no. 8104.0) which is scheduled for release on 7 August 2003.

3.2 Higher education R&D survey 2002

The survey of R&D undertaken by higher education organisations in 2002 has been dispatched. Details of R&D expenditure and human resources devoted to R&D classified by type of expenditure, location of expenditure, source of funds, type of employee, type of activity, research fields and socioeconomic objectives are being collected. The due date for sending the data to the ABS is 31 August 2003.

It is anticipated that summary statistics for 2002 will be included in the publication Research and Experimental Development, Higher Education Organisations, Australia (cat. no. 8111.0) which should be released in March 2004.

3.3 Business, government and private non-profit R&D surveys 2002-03

Dispatch of the surveys of R&D undertaken by businesses, government organisations and private non-profit organisations in 2002-03 will take place in August 2003. Details of R&D expenditure and human resources devoted to R&D classified by type of expenditure, location of expenditure, source of funds, type of employee, type of activity, research fields and socioeconomic objectives will be collected.

3.4 International standards

The ABS surveys of R&D are conducted in accordance with standard guidelines promulgated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and contained in the OECD publication, The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities ('Frascati Manual' 2002).