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Natural sciences (for R&D data)

Definition
Natural sciences include: mathematics; computer and information sciences; physical sciences; chemical sciences; earth and related environmental sciences; biological sciences; and other natural sciences.
Source Definition
OECD (2015), Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development.
Purpose
To break down R&D expenditure and personnel by fields of research and development.
Data Source
R&D surveys.

Sciences naturelles (pour les données de R-D)

Définition
Les sciences naturelles comprennent: les mathématiques; l’informatique et la science de l’information; les sciences physiques; les sciences chimiques; les sciences de la Terre et de l’environnement; les sciences biologiques; et les autres sciences naturelles.
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.
But
Ventiler les dépenses et le personnel de R-D par domaine de recherche et de développement.
Source de données
Enquêtes de R-D.

Ciencias naturales (para datos de I+D)

Definición
Matemática; computación e informática; física; química; ciencias de la tierra y ambientales; biología; y otras ciencias naturales.
Fuente(s) de la definición
OCDE (2007), Nueva Clasificación de Campos de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en el Manual de Frascati.
Objetivo
Desglosar el gasto y el personal asignados a I+D por campos de la ciencia.
Fuente(s) de datos
Encuestas de I+D.