National Patterns of Research Development Resources: 2003


National Science Foundation
Arden L. Bement, Jr.

Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Wanda E. Ward
Acting Assistant Director

Division of Science Resources Statistics
Lynda T. Carlson
Division Director
Mary J. Frase
Deputy Director

Ronald S. Fecso
Chief Statistician

Research and Development Statistics Program
John E. Jankowski
Program Director

Division of Science Resources Statistics
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Suggested Citation top
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, National Patterns of Research and Development Resources: 2003, NSF 05-308, Brandon Shackelford (Arlington, VA 2005).

February 2005

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Acknowledgments top

This report was written by Brandon Shackelford, science resources analyst, Research and Development Statistics (RDS) Program, Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS), National Science Foundation (NSF).

Many other SRS staff members provided useful comments on this report and reviewed the material for accuracy. John Jankowski, program director, RDS, provided significant guidance and input. Alan Rapoport, Lawrence Rausch, and John Tsapogas each provided useful comments on early drafts of the report. Ron Fecso, chief statistician, SRS, reviewed the report for statistical accuracy. Mary Frase, Deputy Division Director, SRS, reviewed the final draft of the report for accuracy and consistency. Kevin Mitchell, Aspen Systems Corporation, assisted in the editing and composition of the report. Tanya R. Gore and Rolfe W. Larson, Information and Technology Services Program (ITSP), managed editing and production of this report. John R. Gawalt, Program Director of ITSP, and his Web team handled electronic publication.

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