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Economic indicators: research and development

Economic indicators measuring trends in research and development are available from a number of sources, including government and professional bodies. On this page you can access reports and online resources providing statistics and commentary.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals.

Access to full text articles is provided for ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to the conditions listed in the terms of use statement.

Useful links

Business Enterprise Research and Development (BERD)
Annual statistical bulletin from the Office for National Statistics providing analysis of R&D spending by UK business across different sectors.

Eurostat: Science, technology and innovation
The European Commission's statistics portal publishes data on R&D expenditure budget appropriations.

Gross Domestic Expenditure on Research and Development (GERD)
Annual statistical bulletin from the Office for National Statistics showing R&D expenditure by business, government, higher education and private non-profit organisations.

Research and development policy
GOV.UK portal collecting government activities and publications related to R&D.

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