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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/1998   
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The Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC) is the collective name for a set of three related classifications designed for use in the measurement and analysis of research and experimental development (R&D) undertaken in Australia.

This is the second edition of the ASRC and has been prepared by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in co-operation with many organisations, including the following:

      Academy of the Humanities
      Academy of Social Sciences
      Australian Institute of Agricultural Sciences
      Australian Institute of Physics
      Australian Mathematical Society
      Australian Research Council
      Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee
      Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
      Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education
      Defence Science and Technology Organisation
      Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs
      Department of Industry, Science and Tourism
      Department of Primary Industries and Energy
      Institution of Engineers
      National Health and Medical Research Council
      Royal Australian Chemical Institute

The contributions made by these organisations are gratefully acknowledged.

The consultative process has sought to ensure that the ASRC is widely accepted and used within Australia as an Australian Standard, not only in the compilation of R&D statistics but also in the study of Australian research generally.

T. J. Skinner
Acting Australian Statistician
August 1998

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