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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
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Division 2 - Economic Development, covers R&D directed towards the various areas of economic development. Such R&D is undertaken in support of plant and animal production, developing mineral and energy resources, energy provision or supply and the development of manufacturing industry, construction industry and transportation systems (incl. safety), the provision of information and communication, the provision of commercial services to all areas of economic development and the contribution to understanding the economic framework within which development takes place.

R&D directed towards improving the methods of producing or processing military or defence materials and equipment is included in this division.

It includes R&D directed towards 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from industrial processes or towards protection of the production site (e.g. sustainability of agricultural production systems). This division has eleven subdivisions:

      620000 - Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
      630000 - Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
      640000 - Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy)
      650000 - Energy Resources
      660000 - Energy Supply
      670000 - Manufacturing
      680000 -Construction
      690000 - Transport
      700000 - Information and Communication Services
      710000 - Commercial Services and Tourism
      720000 - Economic Framework

    Exclusions:
        R&D directed towards the development and testing of military or defence related equipment and materials is included in Division 1 - Defence.

Full details of the classification structure and definitions for each subdivision follow this document.



This section contains the following subsection :
          620000 - Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
          630000 - Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
          640000 - Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy)
          650000 - Energy Resources
          660000 - Energy Supply
          670000 - Manufacturing
          680000 - Construction
          690000 - Transport
          700000 - Information and Communication Services
          710000 - Commercial Services and Tourism
          720000 - Economic Framework

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