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Date Last Updated: 09-04-2020

Survey Name:

Business Expenditure On Research And Development

Survey purpose:

The biennial Business Expenditure on Research and Development (BERD) Survey of enterprises measures the research and development expenditure, human resources and other research and development related topics for enterprises in Ireland. The survey is designed to be a census of all enterprises that are believed to be engaged in research and development activities in all business sectors of the economy.

Legislative Basis National:

S.I. No. 3 of 2020

Legislative Basis European:

Commission Regulation (EC) No 995/2012

Periodicity:

Biennial

Statistical Population:

Census of all enterprises that are believed to be engaged in research and development activities

Sampling Frame:

Central register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:

State, Region

Time Coverage:

2006 - 2018

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

All business sectors

Survey Size:

4700 (approx.) enterprises

Principal Variables:

Detailed information on research and development expenditure; Sources of funds for research and development expenditure; Detailed information on research and development personnel; Recruitment of researchers; Research and development collaboration.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Department Of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Other Departments, Other agencies and interest groups, General public.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Barry Kelleher

Contact Person Function:

Statistician

Other Business Area Specialists:

Mary Heanue, Deirdre O'Connor, Miriam O'Reilly

Contact email:

Business_Stats@cso.ie

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000