Research and Development Survey

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Abstract

The Research and Development Survey is run by Statistics New Zealand jointly with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). This survey measures the level of research and development activity, employment and expenditure for the business, government and higher education (university) sectors in New Zealand. It is a biennial survey, posted in August to approximately 3500 respondents. There are two main publications produced from the survey; an information release and full research report. The survey has been run since 1989, with a number of changes in methodology over that time. Results from surveys before 2002 were released by the former Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST).

Purpose

The Research and Development Survey is designed to collect data as defined by the Frascati Manual (2002). Research and experimental development comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, any activity classified as research and development is characterised by originality. Investigation is a primary objective. Research differs from studies, in that studies involve collecting, processing and analysing data but are usually not characterised by novelty and innovation. The purpose of this survey is to collect data which will be used to produce summarised statistics of research and development activities for release to government, business and other users in the community. The statistics will be used in the development of science policy areas. This survey is fully sponsored by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Citation Information

Title

Research and Development Survey

Alternate Title

RandD

Creator

Business Infrastructure and Performance

Publisher

Statistics New Zealand

Rights

Statistics New Zealand

Coverage Information

Temporal Coverage

  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2002

Topical Coverage

  • Research and development
  • Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioproducts
  • Animal breeding
  • Patents
  • Intellectual property
  • Copyright
  • Trademarks
  • Science and technology
  • Technology
  • Sciences
  • Life sciences
  • Medical sciences
  • Genetics
  • Health sciences
  • Biology
  • Research and development
  • Science
  • Bioscience
  • Innovation

Frequency

5 Two-yearly

Main users of the data

Government departments, industry bodies, OECD

Usage and limitations of the data

The purpose of this survey is to collect data which will be used to produce summarised statistics of research and development activities for release to Government, business and other users in the community. The statistics will be used in the development of science policy in areas such as the setting of research priorities, Government research funding levels, science education and innovation encouragement schemes.

R&D data is also used to provide input into the OECD Main Science and Technology Indicator publication.

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