The Measurement of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Activities
- 2413-2764 (online)
- 2413-2756 (print)
This series presents internationally-agreed methodological guidelines and proposals for the collection, reporting and use of data and indicators on science, technology and innovation (STI). This series of statistical manuals is popularly known as the "Frascati family" of manuals, by reference to the Italian town where the first of these manuals was agreed in 1962 by the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators. Manuals in this series, comprising other topics such as the measurement of inventions, innovation activities or STI-related human resources, are periodically revised to take into account new challenges and developments in respective areas. The scope of the series will also continually expand in line with developments in the field.
Frascati Manual 2015
Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development
- 08 Oct 2015
- 9789264239012 (PDF) ;9789264238800(print)
The internationally recognised methodology for collecting and using R&D statistics, the OECD's Frascati Manual is an essential tool for statisticians and science and innovation policy makers worldwide. It includes definitions of basic concepts, data collection guidelines, and classifications for compiling R&D statistics. This updated edition contains improved guidelines reflecting recent changes in the way R&D takes place and is funded and the wider use of R&D statistics and definitions. It provides new chapters dedicated to the pratical aspects of collecting R&D data in different sectors, as well as new guidance on capturing different aspects of public support for R&D such as tax incentives.