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French Equivalent: Activités de recherche- développement

Research and development services in natural sciences and engineering; social sciences and humanities and interdisciplinary.

Any creative systematic activity undertaken in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this knowledge to devise new applications.

Includes fundamental research, applied research in such fields as agriculture, medicine, industrial chemistry, and experimental development work leading to new devices, products or processes.

Source Publication:
UNESCO Statistical Yearbook, UNESCO, Paris, 68 and 65, Chap. 5.

Cross References:
Research and development - OECD
Research and development – SNA

Version Indicator: UNESCO

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 12, 2003