The FFRDC Research and Development Survey is the primary source of information on separately budgeted R&D expenditures at federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) in the United States. Conducted annually for university-administered FFRDCs since FY 1953 and all FFRDCs since FY 2001, the survey collects information on R&D expenditures by source of funds and types of research and expenses. The survey is an annual census of the full population of eligible FFRDCs. See for the Master List of FFRDCs maintained by the National Science Foundation.

Data Tables
Detailed Statistical Tables
Special Reports
Definitions of Research and Development
This special publication provides definitions of research and development (R&D) from several official U.S. and international organizations. The document is designed as a reference for researchers and other users of data on R&D expenditures. In addition to definitions from National Science Foundation (NSF) surveys on R&D expenditures, the document includes definitions from regulatory, Federal procurement, and accounting sources. International sources include manuals from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the System of National Accounts.
Master Government List of Federally Funded R&D Centers
This series presents the master government list of federally funded research and development centers. The most recent Master Government List of FFRDCs can be found at
Postdoctorates at Federally Funded R&D Centers
This series provides data on the demographic characteristics, research fields, and sources of support of postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) employed at federally funded R&D centers (FFRDCs).
Science and Engineering Indicators
This biennial report to Congress provides a broad base of quantitative information about U.S. science, engineering, and technology.
Next Data Release: December 2016 | View Schedule of Next Release Dates

Ronda Britt
Project Officer
Research and Development Statistics Program
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
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