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Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view.

Source Publication:
OECD Frascati Manual, Sixth edition, 2002, para. 64, page 30.

Cross References:
Applied research
Oriented basic research
Pure basic research

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics - Research and development

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 27, 2013