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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations

 

ACS

American Cancer Society

ACO

accountable care organization

 

BEA

Bureau of Economic Analysis

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

BRDIS

Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey (successor to SIRD (Survey of Industrial R&D))

 

CFAR

Center for Applied Research, LeadingAge

CMS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CPS

Cancer Prevention Studies

CQI

continuous quality improvement

 

DHHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

EO BMF

Exempt Organization Business Master File

EU

European Union

 

FFRDC

federally funded research and development center

 

GDP

gross domestic product

GERD

gross domestic expenditure on R&D

 
Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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HERD

Higher Education Research and Development Survey (successor to Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges)

HFA

Hillside Family of Agencies

HUB

model of research developed by Hillside Family of Agencies and the University of Buffalo

HW-SC

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, Hillside Family of Agencies

 

IRB

institutional review board

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

 

LSSM

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

LSA

Lutheran Services in America

 

NCCS

National Center for Charitable Statistics, Urban Institute

NCSES

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, the statistical unit within the National Science Foundation

NPISH

nonprofit institutions serving households

NPO

nonprofit organization

NRC

National Research Council of the National Academies

NSF

National Science Foundation

NTEE

National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities

 

PWRBA

Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association

PNP

private nonprofit organization

PPS

probability proportional to size sampling

 

QCEW

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

 

R&D

research and development

 

S&E

science and engineering

SARE

Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education Program, USDA

SNA

System of National Accounts

SOI

Statistics of Income Division of the Internal Revenue Service

 

UK

United Kingdom

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation is responsible for national reporting of the research and development (R&D) activities that occur in all sectors of the United States economy. For most sectors, including the business and higher education sectors, NCSES collects data on these activities on a regular basis. However, data on R&D within the nonprofit sector have not been collected in 18 years, a time period which has seen dynamic and rapid growth of the sector. NCSES decided to design and implement a new survey of nonprofits, and commissioned this workshop to provide a forum to discuss conceptual and design issues and methods.

Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop. This report identifies concepts and issues for the design of a survey of R&D expenditures made by nonprofit organizations, considering the goals, content, statistical methodology, data quality, and data products associated with this data collection. The report also considers the broader usefulness of the data for understanding the nature of the nonprofit sector and their R&D activities. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U. S. Nonprofit Sector will help readers understand the role of nonprofit sector given its enormous size and scope as well as its contribution to identifying new forms of R&D beyond production processes and new technology.

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