S&E Research Facilities: FY 2005
The data in these tables are collected biennially through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) congressionally mandated Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities. Beginning with the fiscal year (FY) 2003 survey, a new section focusing on computing and networking capacity was added to the survey.
The FY 2005 survey was sent to research-performing academic and nonprofit biomedical research institutions in the United States. For the purposes of this survey, research-performing academic institutions were defined as colleges and universities with $1 million or more in research and development (R&D) expenditures. Each academic institution's level of R&D expenditures was determined by the 2004 NSF Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges. Biomedical research institutions were independent hospitals and nonprofit biomedical organizations that received $1 million or more in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in FY 2004. Military institutions, Veterans Administration institutions, and federally funded R&D centers (FFRDCs) were not included in the survey.
These tables provide data on the amount of science and engineering (S&E) research space existing at the eligible U.S. colleges, universities, and nonprofit biomedical research institutions. Additional data are provided on the condition of facilities; current, planned, and deferred repair and renovation; and current, planned, and deferred construction projects. Selected tables provide information reported by all institutions that participated in the survey.
The FY 2003 data related to new construction and source of funds for new construction shown in the FY 2005 tables has been revised to reflect updated information from the respondent institutions. See the Technical Notes for more information.
The tables also provide data on the characteristics of networking and computing capacity. These data focus on commodity and high- performance bandwidth, desktop port connections, computation speed, high-performance computing, and wireless connections.