R&D personnel by sector of employment and field of research and development
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Joint OECD-Eurostat international data collection on resources devoted to RD

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2 May 2019

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1981 onward.

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Full-time equivalent on R&D (FTE) and/or Headcounts

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These tables present research and development (R&D) personnel statistics for :

- Total R&D personnel by sector of employment and field of research, in full-time equivalent on R&D when available or in headcounts if not;

- Researchers by sex, sector of employment and field of research, in full-time equivant on R&D;

- Researchers by sex, sector of employment and field of research, in headcounts.

Sectors of employment are business enterprise, government, higher education, private non-profit and total.

Breakdown by field of research includes natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences, social sciences, and humanities and the arts.

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OECD COUNTRIES :

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

NON-MEMBER ECONOMIES :

Argentina, China, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, and Chinese Taipei.

R&D personnel by sector of employment and field of research and developmentContact person/organisation

RDSurvey@oecd.org

Data source(s) used

Joint OECD-Eurostat international data collection on resources devoted to RD

Unit of measure used

Full-time equivalent on R&D (FTE) and/or Headcounts

Variables collected

These tables present research and development (R&D) personnel statistics for :

- Total R&D personnel by sector of employment and field of research, in full-time equivalent on R&D when available or in headcounts if not;

- Researchers by sex, sector of employment and field of research, in full-time equivant on R&D;

- Researchers by sex, sector of employment and field of research, in headcounts.

Sectors of employment are business enterprise, government, higher education, private non-profit and total.

Breakdown by field of research includes natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences, social sciences, and humanities and the arts.

Reference period

1981 onward.

Date last updated

2 May 2019

Other data characteristics

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Geographic coverage

OECD COUNTRIES :

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

NON-MEMBER ECONOMIES :

Argentina, China, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, and Chinese Taipei.