Professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods and systems, as well as in the management of these projects, broken down by the Fields of science and technology used to classify R&D according to the Revised Fields of Science and Technology Classification. The fields included are:1. Natural sciences;2. Engineering and technology;3. Medical and health sciences;4. Agricultural sciences;5. Social sciences;6. Humanities.
Adapted from OECD (2002), Frascati Manual: Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development, §301 and OECD (2007), Revised Fields of Science and Technology (FoS) Classification in the Frascati Manual.