South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: main analysis report 2013/14

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.Molotja, M.A.Clayford, S.Parker, P.Mudavanhu, M.Sithole, N.A.Vlotman, N.C.Saunders, T.Kupamupindi, N.Le Roux, R.Sewpaul, K.Koranteng
KEYWORDS: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D)
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTii)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9690

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Abstract

Performance of research and development is aimed at creating new knowledge, products and processes. The National Survey of Research and Experimental Development (R&D survey) presents statistical indicators about the scale of investment in R&D, trends and the structure of sectors performing R&D. This information forms the basis for setting and monitoring relevant policy targets and priorities. South Africa has undertaken R&D surveys since the 1960s. The Human Sciences Research Council???s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (HSRC-CeSTII) has undertaken this task since 2001 under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology. The survey generates key data on human resources and expenditure on R&D that are then used to develop indicators. This report presents the results of the 2013/14 R&D survey, which is the twelfth in the series produced by CeSTII.