II. Measuring expenditure on and the results of Research & Development and innovation activities.

This field has been served by producing and publicising a Hungarian translation of the OECD manuals (Frascati Manual series), by methodological studies performed in the institute, and by innovation and R&D surveys carried out according to the methodological recommendations of the OECD.

II. 1. Facilitating the national application of traditional R&D indicators:

  • The role and position of science and technology indicators (Kiev, 2005.)
  • The structure of R&D expenditures in economies of a similar magnitude as Hungary?s, analysing the role of the state, consequences for the National Development Plan
  • The state of the Hungarian economy and opportunities for further development in the light of the indicators for individual OECD member states
  • European Network of Indicator Producers

II. 2. Experimentation project for new measurement procedures:

II. 2. 1. Comparative experiments with micro-databases to evaluate the efficiency of higher education

  • European universities observation scheme (European University Observation Unit)
  • Advanced quantitative methods for the evaluation of public sector research performance
  • AChanges in University Incomes and the Impact of these on University-based Research and Innovation

II. 2. 2. Evaluating the mobility of human resources for science and technology among sectors, countries and regions

  • R&D human resource policies
  • Creation and systematisation of information as an aid to analysis of researchers? careers (Compilation and analysis of existing data on researchers? careers and implementation of new methods for gathering data)

II. 2. 3. Evaluating the internationalisation of Research & Development

  • The influx of highly qualified experts as a "side effect" of direct foreign investment