Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http:// www.stat.fi/til/tkker/index_en.html
Main topic: Science, Technology and Information Society
Related topics: Government Finance
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes
The statistics describe the funding allocated in the state budget to research and development. Examined are also changes occurring in R&D funding between different years. The OECD and EU recommendations are observed in the compilation of the statistics. The Statistics Act (280/2004) is applied in the production of the statistics on science and technology (incl. research and development). In addition, Commission Regulation (EC) No 753/2004 requires collection of data and steers the compilation of the statistics. The data are collected jointly by a network of experts from different administrative sectors.
Data on central government's R&D funding by administrative sector (ministry) and according to the social policy objective of the awarding organisation and research.
The statistics make use the classification of socio-economic objectives.
The data are collected from national budget proposals and as questionnaire inquiries directly from the ministries and organisations funding R&D.
Annually since 2003.
Data are released about two months from the beginning of the statistical reference year. Exact release dates are reported in the Release Calender at http://tilastokeskus.fi/ajk/julkistamiskalenteri/index_en.html.
From 1995 onwards. Changes in the definitions and calculation methods affect the comparability of the time series.
central government finance, expenditure, government finance, information society, institutions of higher education, product development, public expenditure, research activities, research expenditure, research intstitutes, universities
Last updated 23.11.2011