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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. National Patterns of R&D Resources: Future Directions for Content and Methods: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18317.
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Appendix A

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ANBERD analytical business enterprise research and development
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

BEA

Bureau of Economic Analysis

BRDIS Business R&D and Innovation Survey

CCmaps

conditioned cloropleth maps

CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CNSTAT Committee on National Statistics

DoD

U.S. Department of Defense

EU

European Union

FFRDCs

federally funded research and development centers

FTE full-time equivalent

GBAORD

government budget appropriations or outlays on R&D

GDP gross domestic product
GERD gross domestic expenditure on R&D
GOVERD government expenditure on R&D
GREG generalized regression estimator

HERD

Higher Education Research and Development Survey

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. National Patterns of R&D Resources: Future Directions for Content and Methods: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18317.
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IRIS Industrial Research and Development Information System
IRS Internal Revenue Service

MSTI

main science and technology indicators database

NAICS

North American Industry Classification System

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCSES National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
NCSS National Center for Charitable Statistics
NRC National Research Council
NSF National Science Foundation

ONS

Office of National Statistics

OSTP White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

R&D

research and development

RDS research and development statistics

SEC

Security and Exchange Commission

SESTAT Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System
SIPP Survey of Income and Program Participation
SIRD Survey of Industrial R&D
SPREE structure preserving estimator
STAR METRICS Science and Technology for America’s Reinvestment: Measuring the Effects of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science
STI science, technology, and innovation

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

WebCASPAR

Integrated Science and Engineering Resource Data System

XBRL

extensible business reporting language

XML extensible markup language
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. National Patterns of R&D Resources: Future Directions for Content and Methods: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18317.
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National Patterns of R&D Resources is an annual report issued by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation, which provides a national view of current 'patterns' in funding of R&D activities in government, industry, academia, federally funded research and development centers, and non-profits. Total R&D funds are broken out at the national level by type of provider, type of recipient, and whether the R&D is basic, applied, or developmental. These patterns are compared both longitudinally versus historical R&D amounts, and internationally.

This report series, which is based on input from several censuses and surveys, is used to formulate policies that, e.g., might increase incentives to support different types, sources, or recipients of R&D than is currently the case. To communicate these R&D patterns, each report is composed of a set of tabulations of national R&D disaggregated by type of donor, type of recipient, and type of R&D. While this satisfies many key user groups, the question was whether some modifications of the report could attract a wider user community and at the same time provide more useful information for current users.

National Patterns of R&D Resources: Future Directions for Content and Methods addresses the following questions: (1) what additional topics and tabulations could be presented without modifying the current portfolio of R&D censuses and surveys, (2) what additional topics and tabulations might be presented by expanding these current data collections, (3) what could be done to enhance international comparability of the tabulations, (4) since much of the information on non-profit R&D providers and recipients is estimated from 15 year-old data, what impact might this be having on the quality of the associated National Patterns tabulations, (5) what statistical models could be used to support the issuance R&D estimates at state-level and geographic regions below the national level, (6) what use could be made from the recent development of administrative sources of R&D information, and finally, (7) what graphical tools could be added to the current tabulations to enhance the communication of R&D patterns to the users of this series of publications.

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