Survey of Research and Experimental Development, Government and Private Non-Profit Organisations

Survey of Research and Experimental Development, Government and Private Non-Profit Organisations - Help Page


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Background


This survey provides comprehensive data on Australia's Research and Experimental Development (R&D) effort. This information is used by government and advisers to government, international organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 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.

Participant Information

1. How your organisation was chosen
2. Reporting period and due date
3. Expected questions on this survey
4. Submitting your data
5. Survey results
6. Further information

1. How your organisation was chosen


The majority of organisations selected are known performers of R&D from a previous survey. In some cases the organisation has been selected because it's been identified as a likely R&D performer, having been a recipient of an R&D grant in recent years..

2. Reporting period and due date


The reference period is for the financial year ended 30 June 2019. If the selected organisation has a different financial year, please report for a 12 month period which ends between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.

Please complete and submit your survey by 12 August 2019.

3. Expected questions on this survey


Data to be reported includes:
  • Number of persons working for this business during the last pay period ending in June 2019
  • R&D activities carried out by this business during the year ended 30 June 2019 or the equivalent financial period
  • Human resources devoted to R&D
  • Type of R&D expenditure
  • Location of R&D expenditure
  • Source of R&D funds
  • Type of R&D activity
  • Classification of R&D by Fields of Research (FOR) Divisions
  • Classification of R&D by Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) Divisions

4. Submitting your data


To access your web form you will need to log in to your Survey Account. If you do not have a Survey Account you will need to create one using your email address and a password of your choice. This survey can then be added to your Survey Account by entering the Form Access Code that is included in your letter from the ABS. For further information, please see Survey Account Help.

If you have misplaced your letter, need assistance in completing the web form, or have difficulties in meeting the due date, please call 1800 089 494 (free call excluding mobile phones).


5. Survey results


Data produced by this survey is reported on a biennial basis and available on the ABS website at 8104.0 Research and Experimental Development, Government and Private Non-Profit Organisations.

6. Further information


You can find more information on ABS Surveys through the links below:

Thank You


The ABS is continually grateful for the cooperation of organisations and thanks you for your participation and continued support.