Research and Experimental Development - Higher Education Sector (Survey of)
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NAME OF ORGANISATION
The Survey of R&D, Higher Education is a biennial collection based on a calendar year reference period.
The Survey of R&D, Higher Education Organisations is part of a suite of ABS Research and Experimental Development (R&D) surveys (covering the Private Non-Profit, Government, Higher Education and Business sectors) which collectively produce statistics to enable the nature and distribution of R&D activity in Australia to be monitored and analysed. The information is used by government and advisers to government, international organisations such as the OECD, businesses, economists and others. The information is used for purposes such as policy formulation, allocation of funds and the determination of priorities for research and development.
The OECD definition of the higher education sector encompasses universities and other institutions of post-secondary education regardless of their source of finance or legal status. The scope of the Higher Education R&D survey is based on the OECD definition, but excludes colleges of Technical and Further Education.
Intramural expenditure, which is defined as expenditure for R&D performed by in scope institutions during the reference period irrespective of the source of funds, is included in the survey. Expenditure made outside the institution but in support of intramural R&D is included. For further information, refer to the OECD Frascati Manual 2015. Intramural expenditure includes research performed by institutions:
· as a participant in unincorporated Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs); and
· on behalf of other legal entities where the institution maintains full management and control of the project.
R&D performed on an institution's campus, where the R&D is controlled by other legal entities, is excluded from the survey. The R&D performed by these entities will be in scope of the relevant R&D sector (business, government or private non-profit).
R&D performed overseas by Australian higher education institutions is included. Due to the very small amount of overseas expenditure, it is not separately identified.
Outputs are released in Research and Experimental Development, Higher Education Organisations, Australia (cat. no. 8111.0).
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Comments and/or Other Regions
Data are collected by location of expenditure, which is the main campus or head office location of the reporting institution. Location of expenditure includes states and territories.
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