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R&D in public universities

The R&D survey of the sub-sector "public universities" is carried out every two years and aims to collect accurate statistical data on the R&D activities of university institutes or university hospitals. Currently data on the year 2023 are collected.

The definitions and standards on which this survey is based are the "Guidelines for collecting and reporting data on research and experimental development" of the OECD, the so-called "Frascati Manual" (2015).

Definition of R&D: Research and experimental development (R&D) comprises creative and systematic work undertaken in order to increase the stock of knowledge - including knowledge on humankind, culture and society - and to devise new applications on available knowledge.

The legal basis of the survey is the Austrian R&D statistics regulation which in turn is based on respective EU legal acts for business statistics. These legal acts oblige Austria to report statistical data on R&D to the EU.

Data reported in the course of the survey are kept strictly confidential according to the confidentiality requirements laid down in the Austrian Federal Statistics Act and are used only for purposes foreseen in the Federal Statistics Act 2000.

Information sheet on data protection: survey on research and experimental development (R&D-survey) and CRI (German only) (.pdf)

Due to the Federal Statistics Act 2000, BGBl. I Nr. 163/1999 and the national R&D statistics regulation quoted before (see legal basis, data protection), participation in the survey is compulsory.

The reference period is the calendar year 2023.

The survey on research and experimental development (R&D survey) is not offered in English.

Explanatory notes, a glossary and FAQs are available in the web questionnaire (German only).

Explanatory notes (institutes version and clinical version) are also available as pdfs and can be downloaded below (German only).

The survey on research and experimental development (R&D survey) is not offered in English.

Use the link below to access the web questionnaire (German only). Login details were provided via registered letter.

Last updated on 2024-05-14.
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