Statistics on Research and Development in OECD Countries in 2004

March 30, 2005

Paris, 29 Mar 2005

Research and Development Statistics (formerly Science and Technology Statistics): 2004 Edition The edition 2004 of Research and Development Statistics (RDS) provides a wide range of recent data on the resources devoted to R&D in all OECD countries. The statistical series start from 1981 and cover, inter alia, expenditures by source of funds, type of costs, R&D personnel by occupation and level of qualification. Data are detailed at national level by performance sector, for enterprises by industry, and for higher education and private non-profit by field of science.

This electronic edition also provides time information on female R&D personnel and total R&D personnel in headcount for years 1995 onward.

The database Research and Development Statistics is also available online at SourceOECD ( If your organisation does not currently subscribe to SourceOECD, this electronic publication can be purchased through the Online bookshop.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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