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Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)
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SEI

Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) provides a broad base of quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. The data are "indicators." Indicators are quantitative representations that might reasonably be thought to provide summary information bearing on the scope, quality, and vitality of the science and engineering enterprise. The indicators reported in SEI are intended to contribute to an understanding of the current environment and to inform the development of future policies.

SEI is factual and policy-neutral. It does not offer policy options and it does not make policy recommendations. SEI employs a variety of presentational styles - tables, figures, narrative text, bulleted text, Web-based links, highlights, introductions, conclusions, reference lists - to make the data accessible to readers with different information needs and different information-processing preferences.

SEI does not model the dynamics of the science and engineering enterprise, and it avoids strong claims about the significance of the indicators it reports. SEI is used by readers who hold a variety of views about which indicators are most significant for different purposes.

The Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators of the National Science Board oversees the preparation, review and distribution of the biennial report, Science and Engineering Indicators. The Committee offers guidance on content, organization, and presentation of data in the Indicators biennial report, the Digest of Key Science and Engineering Indicators, and other related products; ensures that the SEI report addresses national issues that concern stakeholders in the Federal Government and the U.S. science and engineering community; and keeps the Board informed on trends and other data with significant policy implications identified during the production of SEI.

The Committee undertakes efforts to expand awareness and distribution of Indicators data for support of science and engineering policy decisions at all levels of government and to inform the Federal government and the public of important data and trends reflecting the condition of U.S. science and engineering.

The latest publication of the report is the Science and Engineering Indicators 2014.


Past Reports and Companions
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nsb1201 Science and Engineering Indicators 2012
nsb1202 Digest of Key Science and Engineering Indicators 2012
nsb1203 Research and Development, Innovation, and the Science and Engineering Workforce: A Companion Piece to Science and Engineering Indicators 2012
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nsb1001 Science and Engineering Indicators 2010
nsb1002 Digest of Key Science and Engineering Indicators 2010
nsb1003 Globalization of Science and Engineering Research: A Companion to Science and Engineering Indicators (2010)
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nsb0801 Science and Engineering Indicators 2008
nsb0802 Digest of Key Science and Engineering Indicators 2008
nsb0803 Research and Development: Essential Foundation for U.S. Competitiveness in a Global Economy - A Companion to Science and Engineering Indicators - 2008
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nsb0601 Science and Engineering Indicators 2006
nsb0602 America's Pressing Challenge - Building A Stronger Foundation: A Companion to Science and Engineering Indicators - 2006
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nsb0401 Science and Engineering Indicators 2004
nsb0407 An Emerging and Critical Problem of the Science and Engineering Labor Force: A Companion to Science and Engineering Indicators 2004
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nsb0201 Science and Engineering Indicators 2002
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nsb001 Science and Engineering Indicators 2000
nsb0087 Science and Technology Policy: Past and Prologue: A Companion to Science and Engineering Indicators 2000
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nsb981 Science and Engineering Indicators 1998
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nsb9621 Science and Engineering Indicators 1996
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nsb931 Science and Engineering Indicators 1993

 

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