R&D in the other higher education sector

The R&D survey of the sub-sector "other higher education sector" is carried out every two years and aims to collect accurate statistical data on the R&D activities. Currently data on the year 2021 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.

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 2021.

Web questionnaire

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 letter.

Further information for the use of the web questionnaire can be downloaded below (German only).

Download the questionnare

A pdf-version of the R&D-questionnaires (unit and personnel) can be downloaded below (German only).

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