Field of Science and Technology Classification

English Abstract: 

"Statistical units in the PNP sector are classified into the six major fields of science and technology suggested in UNESCO’s 'Recommendation Concerning the International Standardisation of Statistics on Science and Technology' (1978). (...) While the major fields of science and technology are clearly defined, the level of disaggregation within each component field is left to each country. (...) The criterion for classification is the major field of science in which most of the R&D activity is undertaken. When a major private NPI has significant R&D activity in more than one field of science, an attempt may be made to split the statistical unit into smaller units and classify them to relevant major fields of science." (2002) "The existing FOS classification does not fully reflect changes in the science and technology area, especially with regard to emerging technology fields such as ICT, biotechnology and nanotechnology. This, as well as the need to obtain better coverage of the data based on the FOS, the most appropriate classification for R&D in the public sector, motivated the NESTI Group to review the classification." (2007)

Alternative Title: 
FOS Classification
Revised Field of Science and Technology (FOS) Classification in the Frascati Manual
English Title: 
Field of Science and Technology Classification
Year of Creation: 
2010
Author: 
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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POINT (2.2692431 48.8615241)