This report replaces Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities: 1999 (NSF 01-330) released in July 2001. In order to provide national and subnational estimates weights were reestimated for this revised version of the report. Since some of the data have changed significantly, users are advised to use the data reported here, rather than the previously released statistics.
The data in these tables are collected biennially through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) congressionally mandated Survey of Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities. The 1999 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 1999. 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 1998 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 status of research facilities needed to conduct science and engineering (S&E) research at U.S. colleges, universities and nonprofit biomedical research institutions. Data on the amount, quality, adequacy and condition of S&E research space are presented for the year 1999. Data on the construction and repair/renovation of S&E research facilities and their costs are presented for the years 1998-2001. The historical tables present data for the years 1988-99.
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