Concepts




R&D in full-time equivalents (FTE)


R&D in full-time equivalents refers to the amount of time spent on R&D work during one year of full-time work (approx. 35 hours per week), allowing for 4-6 weeks of holidays.

R&D work done outside normal working hours is taken into account in calculating R&D in full-time equivalents, provided it is remunerated.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • OECD

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