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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

COPP code 02


  • Division: 02 - Outlays on research and development


This Division is divided into the following Groups:

  • 02.1 - Outlays on research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
  • 02.2 - Outlays on research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities

Explanatory note

Outlays on R&D contain an appreciable element of innovation or novelty. Includes outlays on basic research (to acquire new knowledge without particular application), applied research (to acquire new knowledge directed towards a specific aim) and experimental development (directed to producing new materials, products and devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, and to improving those already produced or installed).
Excludes: establishments whose current production programme is R&D (06.1); outlays on education combined with R&D (05.1); market research (04).

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