Research and Development (R&D) Survey

STATUS: Current
PROJECT LEADER:Masilela, BST (Dr Temba)
OTHER TEAM MEMBERS: Mustapha, N (Dr Nazeem), Botopela, EN (Ms Ella), Makelane, HR (Dr Hlamulo), Whisgary, D (Mr ), Koranteng, K (Ms Irene), Nkobole, N (Ms Nolitha), Parker, S (Dr Saahier), Saunders, NC (Ms Natasha), Vlotman, NA (Ms Natalie), Kupamupindi, T. (Mr Takura), Morrissey, HL (Ms Helen), Molotja, N (Dr Neo), Sithole, MM (Dr Moses), Roscigno, C (Mrs Carolina), Mathekga, MJ (Mr Jerry), Muller, L (Ms Lezaan), Clayford, MA (Mr Mario), Frieslaar, F (Ms Farzanah)
DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTii)
RESEARCH OUTPUTS: R&D survey: higher education and science councils fieldwork and estimation methodology project, South African national survey of research and experimental development: main analysis report 2014/15, South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Statistical report 2014/15, South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Statistical report 2015/16, Research & development trends in state-owned enterprises in South Africa: a baseline research report, South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: main analysis report 2013/14, National survey of research and experimental development: main analysis report 2012/13, South African national survey of research and experimental development: statistical report 2012/13, South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: main analysis report 2011/12, South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: stastistical report 2011/12, National survey of research & experimental development (2009/10 Fiscal Year): high-level key results, R&D and innovation in South Africa, Training on R&D survey metadata: NEPAD training, Concentration, persistence and volatility of R&D performing businesses in South Africa, How do we measure design activities in South Africa?, South African national survey of research and experimental development: metadata report of required quality indicators: 2010/11, National survey of research and experimental development (2009/10 Fiscal year): main results 2009/10, National suvey of research and experimental development: main results 2008/09, National survey of research and experimental development (2008/09 Fiscal year): high-level key results, National survey of research and experimental development 2007/08: high-level key results
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Abstract

The National Research and Experimental Development (R&D) Survey is currently the largest project under the National System of Innovation (NSI) studies.

The R&D Survey is conducted for and funded by DST. Based on OECD guidelines detailed in the Frascati Manual. These surveys form part of the country's Official Statistics. The surveys are concerned with quantifying the inputs into the conduct of R&D, namely people and money. They cover government, science councils, higher education, private and public business enterprises and non-profit organisations. It is intended to develop and maintain sufficient in-house capacity to continue conducting the R&D surveys on an annual basis.

For more information visit the main R&D Survey page on the HSRC website: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/Page-108.phtml.