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Date Pub No. Title/Correction
9/25/2014 NSF 13-332 Business Research and Development and Innovation: 2008–10
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 13-332 | September 18, 2013
The title of table 106 has been corrected from “paid for by others” to “paid for and performed by the company.”
5/05/2014 NSF 11-309 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2011
Special Reports | NSF 11-309 | February 28, 2011
Several science and engineering (S&E)-related occupations were incorrectly classified as non-S&E occupations in the tables from the 2008 National Survey of Recent College Graduates. Tables 9-13 and 9-14 have been replaced with corrected versions.
5/05/2014 NSF 09-305 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2009
Special Reports | NSF 09-305 | February 13, 2009
Several science and engineering (S&E)-related occupations were incorrectly classified as non-S&E occupations in the tables from the 2006 National Survey of Recent College Graduates. Tables H-13 and H-14 have been replaced with corrected versions.
11/08/2013 NSF 13-333 Two NSF Surveys on R&D Document Varied Relationships between Businesses and Academia
InfoBriefs | NSF 13-333 | September 19, 2013
The number of companies sampled in 2010 for the Business R&D and Innovation Survey was incorrectly stated. The number has been corrected from 42,314 to 42,965.
11/08/2013 NSF 13-332 Business Research and Development and Innovation: 2008–10
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 13-332 | September 18, 2013
Tables 124, 139, and 141 contained errors in data reported and have been replaced with corrected versions. Specific corrections are as follows. Table 124:  total number of full-time equivalent scientists and engineers column for several industries. Table 139: number of companies reporting R&D in the energy application area for mining, extraction, and support activities and other nonmanufacturing industries and in the environmental protection area for agricultural implement and other machinery manufacturing industries. Table 141: number of companies reporting R&D in medical clinical trials for other chemicals and other manufacturing industries, number of companies reporting R&D in nanotechnology for semiconductor machinery and other machinery manufacturing industries, and the amount of domestic R&D paid for in medical clinical trials for other chemicals.
11/08/2013 NSF 10-301 State Agency Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2007
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 10-301 | November 19, 2009
Table 1 contained errors in data reported in the column “All state government expenditures.” This table has been replaced with a corrected version.
9/23/2013 NSF 13-326 Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2010–12
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 13-326 | July 8, 2013
In table 16, the column to the right of “Universities and colleges” was incorrectly labeled “Industry FFRDC.” It has been corrected to “University FFRDC.”
7/15/2013 NSF 10-318 Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates: 2006
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 10-318 | August 10, 2010
For the 2006 and 2008 Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates, several science and engineering (S&E)-related occupations were incorrectly classified as non-S&E occupations. Tables 1−6, 35, 36, 53, and 54 and their corresponding standard error tables (tables B-1−B-6, B-35, B-36, B-53, and B-54) have been replaced with corrected versions. 
7/15/2013 NSF 12-328 Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates: 2008
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 12-328 | August 30, 2012
For the 2006 and 2008 Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates, several science and engineering (S&E)-related occupations were incorrectly classified as non-S&E occupations. Tables 1−6, 35, 36, 53, and 54 and their corresponding standard error tables (tables A-1−A-6, A-35, A-36, A-53, and A-54) have been replaced with corrected versions. 
5/08/2013 NSF 13-318 National Patterns of R&D Resources: 2010–11 Data Update
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 13-318 | April 15, 2013
In table 11, the second column under the spanner heading “U&Ca” was incorrectly labeled “Business.” It has been corrected to “Federal.”
3/29/2013 NSF 13-302 Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 2008
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 13-302 | December 20, 2012
Tables 6 and A-6 contained errors in data reported for doctorate recipients receiving or not receiving federal support. These tables have been replaced with corrected versions.
1/11/2013 NSF 13-311 Employment and Educational Characteristics of Scientists and Engineers
InfoBriefs | NSF 13-311 | January 7, 2013
Data displayed in table 1 for individuals in science occupations were incorrect. Table 1 has been replaced with a corrected version, and the percentage reported in the text for women who are psychologists has been corrected from 70% to 67%.
9/20/2012 NSF 12-318 Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2009–11
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 12-318 | July 2, 2012
FY 2009 Department of Defense R&D data are underreported by $7.7 billion in this report. Air Force underreported data for major systems development by a considerable amount and slightly overreported data for basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development. Air Force has since corrected these data. Revised FY 2009 data will be available in volume 60 (FY 2010–12) of the Federal Funds series of detailed statistical tables. Revised FY 2009 data will also be available in the forthcoming update of Science and Engineering State Profiles.
9/20/2012 NSF 12-314 ARRA Increased Federal Research and Development and R&D Plant Obligations by $19.2 Billion for FY 2009–10
InfoBriefs | NSF 12-314 | April 30, 2012
FY 2009 Department of Defense R&D data are underreported by $7.7 billion in this report. Air Force underreported data for major systems development by a considerable amount and slightly overreported data for basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development. Air Force has since corrected these data. Revised FY 2009 data will be available in the forthcoming data-release InfoBrief for volume 60 (FY 2010–12) of the Federal Funds series of detailed statistical tables. Revised FY 2009 data will also be available in the forthcoming update of Science and Engineering State Profiles.
5/14/2012 NSF 12-308 Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2008–10
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 12-308 | April 18, 2012
Table 107 has been replaced with a corrected version. It removes Office of Science obligations from the FY 2008–09 totals for the National Nuclear Security Administration.
12/01/2011 NSF 05-301 S&E State Profiles: 2001-03
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 05-301 | December 17, 2004
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. See NSF 04-310 for corrected data.
11/30/2011 NSF 03-324 S&E State Profiles: 2000-01
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 03-324 | July 22, 2003
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. See NSF 02-321 for corrected data.
11/30/2011 NSF 06-314 S&E State Profiles: 2003-04
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 06-314 | May 8, 2006
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. See NSF 05-307 for corrected data.
11/30/2011 NSF 07-322 S&E State Profiles: 2003-05
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 07-322 | May 31, 2007
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. See NSF 06-313 for corrected data.
11/30/2011 NSF 08-314 S&E State Profiles: 2005-07
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 08-314 | August 15, 2008
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. See NSF 09-300 for corrected data.
11/30/2011 NSF 10-302 S&E State Profiles: 2006-08
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 10-302 | November 4, 2009
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. See NSF 10-303 for corrected data.
10/17/2011 NSF 11-320 Academic Institutions of Minority Faculty with Science, Engineering, and Health Doctorates
InfoBriefs | NSF 11-320 | October 11, 2011
In table 6, the column label "All academic employers (number)" was corrected to "All faculty (number)."
10/14/2011 NSF 02-321 Federal Funds for R&D: FYs 2000, 2001, and 2002, Volume 50
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 02-321 | July 16, 2002
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. Tables C-1–C-5, C-8, C-11, C-14, C-49, C-80, C-82–C-83, C-83a, C-83b, C-84, C-84a, C-84b, C-85, C-88, C-91, C-92a, C-93a, C-95a, C-96a, C-101a, C-102, C-106, C-110a have been replaced with corrected versions.
10/14/2011 NSF 04-310 Federal Funds for R&D: FYs 2001, 2002, and 2003
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 04-310 | April 20, 2004
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. Tables C-1–C-5, C-8, C-11, C-14, C-49, C-80, C-82–C-83, C-83a, C-83b, C-84, C-84a, C-84b, C-85, C-88, C-91, C-92a, C-93a, C-95a, C-96a, C-101a, C-102, C-106, C-111a have been replaced with corrected versions.
10/14/2011 NSF 05-307 Federal Funds for R&D: FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 05-307 | April 12, 2005
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. Tables C-1–C-5, C-8, C-11, C-14, C-49, C-80, C-82–C-83, C-83a, C-83b, C-84, C-84a, C-84b, C-85, C-88, C-91, C-92a, C-93a, C-95a, C-96a, C-101a, C-102, C-106, C-111a have been replaced with corrected versions.
10/14/2011 NSF 06-313 Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2003-05
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 06-313 | May 12, 2006
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. Tables 1–5, 8, 11, 14, 49, 80, 82-89, 92, 95, 97, 99, 103, 105, 115, 116, 120, 129 have been replaced with corrected versions.
10/03/2011 NSF 07-323 Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2004-06
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 07-323 | June 1, 2007
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. Tables 1–5, 8, 11, 14, 49, 80, 82–85, 87–90, 92, 95, 97, 99, 103, 105, 115, 116, 120, 129  have been replaced with corrected versions.
10/03/2011 NSF 09-300 Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2005–07
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 09-300 | November 14, 2008
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. Tables 1–5, 8, 11, 14, 49, 80, 82–85, 87–90, 92, 95, 97, 99, 103, 105, 115, 116, 120, 129  have been replaced with corrected versions.
10/03/2011 NSF 10-303 Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2006–08
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 10-303 | October 15, 2009
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. Tables 1–5, 8, 11, 14, 49, 80, 82–85, 87–90, 92, 95, 97, 99, 103, 105, 115, 116, 120, 129  have been replaced with corrected versions.
10/03/2011 NSF 10-305 Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2007-09
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 10-305 | May 12, 2010
From FY 2000 to FY 2007 Department of the Air Force (AF) did not report BA 6.7 Operational Systems Development data to the Survey of Federal Funds for R&D because the agency misunderstood reporting requirements. During the Volume 57 data collection cycle AF corrected this error. Tables 1–5, 8, 11, 14, 49, 80, 82–85, 87–90, 92, 95, 97, 99, 103, 105, 115, 116, 120, 129  have been replaced with corrected versions.
7/26/2011 SRS 02-406 Industrial Research & Development Information System (IRIS) 1953-07 data
SRS 02-406 | July 26, 2011
Appendix table A-5 was replaced with a corrected version in the following reports: NSF 06-322, NSF 07-314, NSF 09-301, and NSF 10-319.
7/26/2011 NSF 10-319 Research and Development in Industry: 2005
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 10-319 | June 25, 2010
Appendix table A-5 was replaced with a corrected version.
7/26/2011 NSF 09-301 Research and Development in Industry: 2004
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 09-301 | January 12, 2009
Appendix table A-5 was replaced with a corrected version.
7/26/2011 NSF 07-314 Research and Development in Industry: 2003
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 07-314 | February 26, 2007
Appendix table A-5 was replaced with a corrected version.
7/26/2011 NSF 06-322 Research and Development in Industry: 2002
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 06-322 | August 9, 2006
Appendix table A-5 was replaced with a corrected version.
7/20/2011 NSF 11-317 Community Colleges: Playing an Important Role in the Education of Science, Engineering, and Health Graduates
InfoBriefs | NSF 11-317 | June 27, 2011
The comparison showing a 5 to 6 percentage point increase in community college attendance between AY 1999–2000 and AY 2001–07 was removed; these data are not comparable because the scope of the NSRCG changed in 2003 to include health graduates.
5/17/2011 NSF 09-315 Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY 2007
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 09-315 | September 18, 2009
This report has been withdrawn and replaced by NSF 12-301, which provides corrected tables.

Department of Defense (DOD) discovered a programming error made during the FY 2005 survey cycle that caused each advanced technology development dollar to be reported both as advanced technology development and as major systems. The correction resulted in a change of about $350 million out of a $25 billion total in most of the tables.
5/17/2011 NSF 09-310 Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY 2006
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 09-310 | March 27, 2009
This report has been withdrawn and replaced by NSF 12-302, which provides corrected tables.

Department of Defense (DOD) discovered a programming error made during the FY 2005 survey cycle that caused each advanced technology development dollar to be reported both as advanced technology development and as major systems. The correction resulted in a change of about $350 million out of a $25 billion total in most of the tables.
5/17/2011 NSF 07-333 Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY 2005
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 07-333 | October 15, 2007
This report has been withdrawn and replaced by NSF 12-312, which provides corrected tables.

Department of Defense (DOD) discovered a programming error made during the FY 2005 survey cycle that caused each advanced technology development dollar to be reported both as advanced technology development and as major systems. The correction resulted in a change of about $350 million out of a $25 billion total in most of the tables.
4/12/2011 NSF 11-309 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2011
Special Reports | NSF 11-309 | February 28, 2011
Table 7-18 was based on all doctorate recipients; it was intended to be based on all recipients of science and engineering doctorates. It has been replaced with a corrected table.
1/29/2011 NSF 09-317 Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 2006
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 09-317 | August 4, 2009 (Revised: March 9, 2011)
Errors in the coding of race/ethnicity data collected by the 2006 Survey of Doctorate Recipients have been corrected. Detailed information on this issue is available on our data-correction status page. The following data tables and their corresponding standard error tables have been replaced in this report with corrected versions: 3, 6, 8, 14, 19, 22, 24-28, 31, 34, 37, 38, 44, 47, 50, 56, 61, 64, 65, 72, 79.
8/30/2010 NSF 06-318 Academic Institutions of Minority Faculty with S&E Doctorates
InfoBriefs | NSF 06-318 | June 15, 2006

This report has been replaced by NSF 11-320.

Owing to the discovery of quality issues in race and ethnicity data from the 2003 and the 2006 Survey of Doctorate Recipients, this publication has been withdrawn.


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