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Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) is the collective name for a set of three related classifications developed for use in the measurement and analysis of research and experimental development (R&D) undertaken in Australia and New Zealand, in both the public and private sectors. It allows the comparison of R&D data between sectors of the Australian economy.

The definition, scope and classification of R&D activities largely follow the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development.

The full classification can be downloaded from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website: ANZSRC ABS Cat. no. 1297.0.

Last reviewed 15 August 2017