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Other supporting staff

Other supporting staff includes skilled and unskilled craftsmen, and administrative, secretarial and clerical staff participating in R&D projects or directly associated with such projects.
Source Definition
OECD (2015), Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development.
Data Source
R&D surveys.

Personnel de soutien

Le personnel de soutien comprend les travailleurs, qualifiés et non qualifiés, ainsi que le personnel administratif et les employés de bureau participant ou directement associés à des projets de R-D.
Source de la définition
OCDE. (2016), Manuel de Frascati 2015: Lignes directrices pour le recueil et la communication des données sur la recherche et le développement expérimental.
Source de données
Enquêtes de R-D.

Otro personal de apoyo

Artesanos calificados y no calificados, personal de secretaría y de oficina que participan en proyectos de I+ D o se encuentran directamente asociados con estos proyectos.
Fuente(s) de la definición
OCDE (2002), Manual de Frascati: Propuesta de Norma Práctica para Encuestas de Investigación y Desarrollo Experimental, §309.
Fuente(s) de datos
Encuestas de I+D.