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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PERSONNEL

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Definition:
Research and development personnel includes all persons employed directly on research and development [activities] , as well as those providing direct services such as research and development managers, administrators and clerical staff.

Those providing an indirect service, such as canteen and security staff, should be excluded, even though their wages and salaries are included as an overhead cost when measuring expenditure.

Source Publication:
OECD Frascati Manual, Sixth edition.

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

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013