General Notes

The data in these tables are collected biennially through the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Congressionally-mandated Survey of Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities. However, unlike previous cycles of the survey, the 2001 survey consisted of only the first two questions of the prior surveys.

The 2001 survey was sent to research-performing colleges and universities in the U.S. and to U.S. biomedical research institutions that received NIH funding in fiscal year 2001. Research-performing academic institutions are defined as colleges and universities reporting more than $150,000 in research and development (R&D) expenditures and Historically Black Colleges and Universities with any R&D expenditures. Each academic institution's level of R&D expenditures is determined by the 2000 NSF Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges. Biomedical research institutions are independent research hospitals and nonprofit biomedical research organizations.

These tables provide data on the amount of science and engineering (S&E) research space existing at U.S. colleges, universities and nonprofit biomedical research institutions. Data are also provided on the adequacy of this research space to meet current program commitments. Finally, data on S&E and non-S&E instructional space at colleges and universities are presented.

Inquiries relating to Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities 2001 should be directed to-

Leslie Christovich
Research and Development Statistics Program
Division of Science Resources Statistics
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 965
Arlington, VA 22230

Telephone: (703) 292-7782
Fax: (703) 292-9091

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