PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
In this indicator, the employees, measured in full-time equivalent units, are compared to the average resident population in the year. Researchers, technicians and auxiliary staff are part of the research personnel. The definition of R&D personnel adopted at the international level is the one reported in the OECD-Eurostat Manual (Frascati Manual) which codifies the methods for the statistical survey of R&D activities. The measure in terms of "full-time equivalent units" makes it possible to evaluate the actual contribution of R&D employees in the public administration, universities, businesses and private non-profit institutions.
DATE: 27 November 2020