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Category
R&D and Innovation 

Database
Business R&D and Innovation Survey 

Brief overview
The Business R&D Innovation Survey (BRDIS) provides data on a range of R&D activity performed by U.S. companies. 

Level
BRDIS is aggregated by major industry, line of business or business segment, by state (for U.S. R&D), and by county.

Coverage
The available data date back to 1991; however, emphasis is placed on current R&D activity. This includes information on R&D activity by industry. 

Measures
BRDIS includes data on five topic areas: financial measures of R&D activity; measures of company R&D activity funded by others; measures related to R&D employment; measures related to R&D management and strategy; and measures related to intellectual property (IP), technology transfer, and innovation. More in-depth data are available on company R&D expenses, share of R&D, and R&D partnerships. 

Frequency
Since 2009, NSF/SRS and the U.S. Census Bureau oversee the administration of the BRDIS survey of non-farm for-profit public or private, with five or more employees operating in the U.S.

Method
Data on R&D activity is published in a series of reports for public access. BEA, The White House, and NSF are prominent users of this data; however, this data is available to other parties including: state government policymakers, OECD, individual businesses, trade associations, academic researchers, and news media.

Access

Link to NSF BRDIS

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