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Research and Development Survey (R&D survey) – information for participants

Why are you carrying out this survey?

We carry out this survey to collect data that will be used to:

  • produce summarised statistics of R&D activities for government, business, and other users in the community
  • develop science policy in areas such as the setting of research priorities, government research funding levels, science education, and innovation encouragement schemes.

The Research and Development (R&D) Survey is a joint survey between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Statistics NZ.

Who takes part in the survey? How did you select me?

We survey businesses and institutes in New Zealand that perform or fund research and development activities.

We select approximately 3,700 of the total 4,200 of these businesses and institutes to participate in the survey. You may be selected if:

  • your business is performing research and development
  • your organisation has funded research and development activities – even if your business is not directly engaged in research and development activities.

When do you carry out the survey?

The survey is carried out every two years.

How can I complete the survey questionnaire?

You’ll complete the survey questionnaire by filling in a paper form.

 

Page updated 23 March 2016

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