The survey on research and experimental development (R&D survey) is a biennial census survey conducted on odd calendar years in all economic sectors and is based on the R&D statistics regulation.
In addition to R&D expenditures, funding and personnel, the objective of the research is also recorded. Breakdowns of the results are available by major fields of science, types of expenditure, source of funds, function and types of R&D. The methodological basis is the OECD’s Frascati Manual.
The government sector comprises federal, provincial and local government institutions and institutions of the chambers as well as R&D institutions of the social insurance system. It also includes institutes of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and the Austrian Academy of Sciences as well as private non-profit institutions (NPIs) funded and/or controlled by the public sector. The private non-profit sector comprises all other private NPIs.