Science and Engineering R&D Expenditures Selected Data
Fiscal Year 1993

Computer-Aided Science Policy Analysis and Research

Institutional planners are now able to acquire data from several academic S&E resources on CD-ROM compact disc.

The compact disc contains the Computer-Aided Science Policy Analysis and Research (CASPAR) database system, which is an easy-to-use tool for retrieval and analysis of statistical data on academic S&E resources. CASPAR provides the analyst with an extensive and growing data library with multiyear statistics on the state of higher education in general and on academic S&E resources specifically. This data library is based on a set of standardized institutional and field of science definitions across the multiple sources used to develop the database. The CASPAR program includes built-in help capabilities to facilitate the use and interpretation of the data.

CASPAR data are drawn from a number of sources. All are available for individual institutions, by State, and at the national level. Longitudinal data from surveys of universities and colleges conducted by SRS include the R&D Expenditures Survey and the Federal Support Survey, in addition to the Graduate Student Survey. Data from surveys of universities and colleges conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics include Earned Degrees; Opening Fall Enrollment; Faculty Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits; and Financial Statistics. Data from other sources include the National Research Council Doctorate Program Ratings.

For additional information on CASPAR, please email Quantum Research Corporation at, or write to the following address:

Quantum Research Corp.
7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 631W
Bethesda, MD 20814

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