Research and Development

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 780):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 32 rows and 53 columns.

In millions of dollars 6,847 represents 6,847,000,000. Due to rounding, detail may not add to totals. Based on the Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Colleges and Universities; for information on the methodology, see below table and NSF website at


  1. Based on gross domestic product implicit price deflator.
  2. Basic research and applied R&D statistics were re-estimated for FY 2001 and forward. These data are
    not directly comparable to those from earlier years.
  3. Based on gross domestic product implicit price deflator.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.