Data Briefs

U.S. Industrial R&D: NSF Announces New Information Retrieval System and Historical Database
(September 21, 2001)

This Data Brief announces the availability of the newly developed Industrial Research and Development Information System (IRIS) on the Division of Science Resources Statistics website ( which is an online interface to the new Survey of Industrial Research and Development Historical Database 1953-1998. The database contains all industrial research and development (R&D) data published by NSF since 1953 in over 2,500 statistical tables including statistics on the levels of R&D support from company and Federal sources and sales and employment of R&D performers.

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