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General Notes

Data Tables

Appendix A. Technical Notes

Appendix B. Survey Materials

Suggested Citation, Acknowledgments


Richard J. Bennof,
Project Officer
(703) 292-7783
Research and Development Statistics Program

State Agency Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2007


General Notes


These tables present the results of the National Science Foundation (NSF) FY 2007 Survey of State R&D Expenditures, conducted for NSF by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau employed a methodology similar to the one used to collect data from state and local governments on other censuses and surveys.

The survey was distributed to more than 400 departments, agencies, independent commissions, and other state-run entities within the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia that were considered likely to conduct or fund R&D activities. Respondents that did not have qualifying R&D activity were not required to complete the questionnaire beyond a screening question. All states participated in the survey, and 444 of their agencies responded. Of those, 251 reported conducting or funding R&D in FY 2007. Respondents were requested to provide statistics on total R&D expenditures and amounts for internal and external performers, the original source of funds (federal or nonfederal), and the amount devoted to basic research activities. An additional question was asked on the amount of expenditures for the construction and acquisition of R&D facilities.

This is the second collection of data on state agency R&D expenditures using the current design. State R&D totals display considerable volatility between FY 2006 and FY 2007. See "Data Comparability" in Appendix A, Technical Notes. Because of differences in the survey populations, definition of covered R&D activities, and collection methods, the results of previous NSF surveys on state government R&D are not comparable with the statistics collected on the FY 2006 and FY 2007 Survey of State R&D Expenditures.

State Agency Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2007
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 10-301 | November 2009


Table 1 contained errors in data reported in the column “All state government expenditures.” This table has been replaced with a corrected version.