This database relates to Government budgetary appropriations or outlays for R&D (GBAORD) data as reported to OECD in line with the standard methodology recommended in Chapter 8 of the Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys of Research and Experimental Development - Frascati Manual 2002 (OECD).
On a temporary basis, this metadata database continues to provide information on R&D sources and methods corresponding to guidelines in the OECD Frascati Manual 2002 edition, which has been recently superseded by the 2015 edition.
The database provides detail on methods used in the Member countries and selected non-member economies when compiling the GBAORD data reported to OECD/Eurostat in the framework of the International Survey of the Resources devoted to R&D, underlining both current and historical national specificities of the data stored in the OECD STI/EAS R&D database. The classification used is the European Commission's Nomenclature for the Analysis and Comparison of Scientific Programmes and Budgets - NABS, specially developed for R&D analysis (see "Frascati Manual 2002", sections 8.7.3 and 8.7.4, and for recent years, see "Comparison between NABS 2007 and NABS 1992"). Selected data and metadata are regularly published in Main Science and Technology Indicators - MSTI (paper and electronic publication appearing twice yearly) as well as Research and Development Statistics- RDS (annual electronic publication).