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PURE BASIC RESEARCH

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Definition:
Pure basic research is research carried out for the advancement of knowledge, without working for long-term economic or social benefits and with no positive efforts being made to apply the results to practical problems or to transfer the results to sectors responsible for its application.

Source Publication:
OECD Frascati Manual, Fifth edition, 1993, para. 227, page 50.

Cross References:
Applied research
Basic research
Oriented basic research

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/innovation/inno/frascatimanualproposedstandardpracticeforsurveysonresearchandexperimentaldevelopment6thedition.htm

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics - Research and development

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013