The R&D survey is conducted via a web questionnaire.
Use the link to access the web questionnaire and enter the username ("Benutzername") and password ("Passwort") that you will find on the letter sent to you by mail.
When you log in for the first time, it is mandatory to change the password and enter a 12-character password of your choice (including upper and lower case letters). This password is only known to you and cannot be deciphered by Statistics Austria. After confirming the new password, please select "eQuest-Web" on the following page and then open the questionnaire by clicking on "Erhebung über Forschung und experimentelle Entwicklung 2021" (Survey on research and experimental development 2021).
Under "E-mail verification" you also have the option of entering an e-mail address so that you can quickly reset your password yourself if necessary. Enter an e-mail address of your choice and follow the instructions in the e-mail sent to you to complete the process.
Alternatively, you can also send in a paper questionnaire.
The survey is conducted using two different types of questionnaires (type A and type B), which are available for you to download.
In the address field of the cover letter you received from Statistics Austria, you will find an identification number that starts with either "A", "B" or "T". If the number begins with "A" or "T", survey form A is relevant for you. For numbers beginning with "B", survey form B is relevant.
Please be sure to enter your enterprise's name and identification number in the address field of the questionnaire.
Send the completed questionnaire either by mail to
Directorate Social Statistics, Research and Digitalisation unit
Guglgasse 13, 1110 Vienna
or by e-mail to email@example.com or to the fax number +43 1 711 28-7680.
Business Service Portal (USP -"Unternehmensserviceportal")
It is also possible for your enterprise to submit the questionnaire via the Business Service Portal (USP) after registering accordingly. In this case, you do not need any survey-specific access data for the web questionnaire; access is via the authorisation rules applicable to the USP and is available under "Mein USP - Services - Alle Services - eQuest-Web".