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Contents

General Notes

Data Tables

References

Appendix A. Technical Notes and Technical Tables

Appendix B. Survey Documents

Suggested Citation, Acknowledgments

Errata


Raymond M. Wolfe,
Project Officer
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Research and Development Statistics Program

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Appendix B. Survey Documents



 

National Science Foundation Cover Letter

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
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OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

 

FROM THE DIRECTOR
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests your company's participation in the 2003 Survey of Industrial Research and Development that the Bureau of the Census is conducting for us. This annual survey is the only source of detailed information on U.S. industry's research and development (R&D) performance.

Your company's participation is vital to the accuracy of the resulting information. Because R&D expenditures are concentrated in relatively few companies, a completed response is needed from each surveyed firm—there is no substitute for the information that you can provide. Your company can be assured of complete confidentiality. Survey data will be released only in aggregate form so that responses of individual companies cannot be identified.

If you have questions concerning the operation of this survey, please direct them to the Census Bureau at (301) 763-5162. Survey results are made available in an annual report entitled Research and Development in Industry. The most recent report, historical reports, and descriptive information about the survey are available on the NSF website at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/industry/.

Thank you for your assistance in this important effort.

Sincerely,

Rita R. Colwell.

Rita R. Colwell
Director

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Bureau of the Census Cover Letter

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United States Department of Commerce.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. Census Bureau
Washington, DC 20233-0001
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

 

FROM THE DIRECTOR
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

The U.S. Census Bureau is conducting a survey of industrial research and development (R&D).

The information developed from the survey can serve a number of useful purposes. For example, the survey provides information that can be used for examining tax credits. Some businesses are able to use R&D tax credits to reduce their federal tax burden. The data also assists public officials in allocating research funding by state, which may benefit companies like yours. Analysts also use the results to compare R&D spending in this country with other countries to ensure that the U.S. businesses are not at a competitive disadvantage.

We have enclosed your company's report form and instructions for the 2003 Survey of Industrial Research and Development. We have also included instructions for completing a downloadable Computer Self-Administered Questionnaire that you may use as an alternative option for reporting. If you have any questions about installing or using the electronic format, please contact the Electronic Reporting Staff on 1-800-838-2640.

The downloadable format and Form RD-1 contain information from the previous report for your company. Please review the instructions, complete the electronic format or the form, and return it within 60 days. Information you report should cover the domestic operations of your consolidated enterprise for the calendar year 2003. For this survey year, federal law (Sections 182 and 225 of Title 13) requires your response to items 2A, 2B, 4D (columns 1 and 3) and 11.

We recognize that providing this information is a burden, and we have worked hard to minimize it. For example, if you do not have book figures for any item, you may provide carefully prepared estimates. The law authorizes that this survey (Title 13, United States Code) requires that we keep your report in full confidence. It may be seen only by persons sworn to uphold the confidentiality of Census Bureau information and may be used only for statistical purposes.

This survey is a joint project between the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Science Foundation (NSF). We have enclosed a letter from the Director of the NSF encouraging your response to the survey. If you have any questions, please call my staff on (301) 763-5162. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Charles Louis Kincannon.

Charles Louis Kincannon

Enclosures

 
Research and Development in Industry: 2003
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 07-314 | February 2007

Notes:

Appendix table A-5 was replaced with a corrected version.