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3 RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT (R&D) STATISTICS
3.2 Biotechnology related R&D
The 2003-04 Business R&D survey also collected information specific to biotechnology related R&D. Businesses that performed and/or paid others to perform biotechnology related R&D (extramural) on their behalf, were asked additional questions. Extramural R&D is out of scope of BERD, hence the extramural portion of biotechnology related R&D expenditure reported in the publication is not a component of BERD.
Findings from the publication include:
For further information about these and related statistics, contact Kirsty Rothenbury on Perth (08) 9360 5382, or email email@example.com. 3.3 Government and private non-profit R&D surveys 2004-05
The biennial survey of Government and Private Non-Profit organisations will be undertaken for the 2004-05 reference period. Similar information to that collected in the Business survey will be sought. Specific information on the Biotechnology sector will also be collected, similar to that collected in the 2003-04 Business survey.
Summary statistics will be contained in the publication Research and Experimental Development, Government and Private Non-Profit Organisations, Australia 2004-05 (ABS cat. no. 8109.0) which is expected to be released in August 2006.
3.4 Higher Education R&D survey 2004
The biennial survey of Higher Education organisations in respect of the 2004 calendar year will be published in Research and Experimental Development, Higher Education Organisations 2004 (cat. no 8111.0) which is expected to be released in July 2006.
3.5 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), available as a free PDF file by visiting http://www.oecd.org.
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