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Human resources devoted to R&D
The effort of researchers, postgraduate students and other staff directly involved with R&D activity. Overhead staff (e.g. administrative and general service employees such as personnel officers, janitors, etc.) whose work indirectly supports R&D are excluded.
Expenditure relating to: wages and salaries; overtime earnings; penalty payments; shift allowances; employer contributions into superannuation; fringe benefits and payroll taxes; severance, termination and redundancy payments; workers' compensation premiums/costs; provisions for employee entitlements; salaries and fees of directors and executives; retainers and commissions of persons who received a retainer; bonuses; annual and other types of paid leave.
Land, buildings and other structures
Expenditure on land, buildings and other structures acquired for R&D purposes including testing grounds, sites for laboratories and pilot plants, landscaping, site preparation works, fit-out costs for new buildings and major improvements and modifications.
The region in which the institution is located (i.e. the main campus or head office location of the reporting institution, with the exception of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), which is part of the University of New South Wales but is shown against the Australian Capital Territory).
As a source of R&D funding, this includes R&D grants and payments for R&D projects funded by or carried out on behalf of non-Australian or overseas entities.
As a source of R&D funding, this represents any other Australian sources of funds not included in the other categories.
Other capital expenditure
Expenditure on office and other equipment (including capitalised computer software licence fees), furnishings, vehicles, plant, machinery and equipment.
Other commonwealth government
As a source of R&D funding, this includes all other targeted research funding from Commonwealth agencies such as CRC grants (but excluding ACGR schemes) and payments for R&D projects funded by or carried out on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. Other examples of funding included are:
Other current expenditure
All other non-staff expenditures including: materials, fuels and other inputs; rent, leasing and hiring expenses; repair and maintenance expenses; payments to outside organisations for use of specialised testing facilities or for analytical work, engineering or other specialised services in support of R&D projects carried out by the university; software for own account produced as part of R&D; academic services purchased from outside and any other current expenses which are not captured by labour costs or scholarships. Payments for patent searches and for purchases of technical know-how are excluded.
Technicians, skilled and unskilled employees, secretarial and clerical staff directly associated with R&D activity.
Person years of effort (PYE)
One person year of effort is equal to a full-time employee whose time is wholly devoted to R&D for a whole year.
Postgraduate research students supporting R&D, who are defined as engaged in a Doctorate by research or a Masters by research by the Department of Education and Training.
Pure basic research
Experimental and theoretical work undertaken to acquire new knowledge without looking for long term benefits other than the advancement of knowledge.
Systematic investigation or experimentation involving innovation or technical risk, the outcome of which is new knowledge, with or without a specific practical application, or new or improved products, processes, materials, devices or services. R&D activity extends to modifications to existing products/processes. R&D activity ceases and pre-production begins when work is no longer experimental.
Comprises expenditure by the university on scholarships for research higher degrees.
Socio-economic Objective (SEO)
The SEO classification allows R&D activity to be categorised according to the intended purpose or outcome of the research, rather than the processes or techniques used in order to achieve this objective. The SEO reflects the dominant beneficiary or beneficiaries of the research output.
State and local government funds
As a source of R&D funding, this includes R&D grants (excluding ACGR schemes) and payments for R&D projects funded by or carried out on behalf of state and local government.
Strategic basic research
Experimental and theoretical work undertaken to acquire new knowledge directed into specified broad areas in the expectation of practical discoveries. It provides the broad base of knowledge necessary for the solution of recognised practical problems.
Type of Activity
This classification allows R&D activity to be categorised according to the type of research effort, namely, pure basic research, strategic basic research, applied research and experimental development.
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