Current costs (for R&D)

Definition

Current costs (for R&D) are composed of labour costs and other current costs. Labour costs of R&D personnel consist of annual wages, salaries and all associated costs or fringe benefits. Other current costs comprise non-capital purchases of materials, supplies and equipment to support R&D.

Data source

R&D surveys.

Source definition

OECD (2002), Frascati Manual: Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development, §360-361, 364.

Purpose

To break down R&D expenditure by type of costs.