Health-related R&D; labour volume and expenditure, 2003-2007


This publication comprises data on health-related research & development (R&D) carried out by companies, institutes and universities.
R&D activities are measured in terms of labour volume (FTE) and expenditure.

Data available from: 2003

Status of the figures:
The figures are definitive unless mentioned otherwise.

Changes as of 14-01-2011:
- New figures have been added for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.
- Due to the availability of better information regarding the separate functions of university hospitals, being curative care, research and education, the results of 2003 and 2004 on universities and university hospitals have been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
This table is discontinued.

Health-related R&D; labour volume and expenditure, 2003-2007

Sectors Periods R&D activitiesLabour volume (x 1 000) R&D activitiesExpenditure (mln euro)
Total health-related R&D 2003 17.9 1,929
Total health-related R&D 2004 17.6 1,899
Total health-related R&D 2005 18.0 2,036
Total health-related R&D 2006 19.8 2,306
Total health-related R&D 2007 21.4 2,580
H-r R&D universities and un. hospitals 2003 9.5 881
H-r R&D universities and un. hospitals 2004 9.8 895
H-r R&D universities and un. hospitals 2005 9.9 956
H-r R&D universities and un. hospitals 2006 10.1 987
H-r R&D universities and un. hospitals 2007 10.4 1,069
H-r R&D pharmaceutical industry 2003 2.9 462
H-r R&D pharmaceutical industry 2004 2.7 458
H-r R&D pharmaceutical industry 2005 2.9 479
H-r R&D pharmaceutical industry 2006 1.9 299
H-r R&D pharmaceutical industry 2007 2.0 319
H-r R&D other ind. & wholesale 2003 1.8 254
H-r R&D other ind. & wholesale 2004 1.6 237
H-r R&D other ind. & wholesale 2005 1.7 249
H-r R&D other ind. & wholesale 2006 3.6 528
H-r R&D other ind. & wholesale 2007 4.8 691
H-r R&D by research companies 2003 1.7 187
H-r R&D by research companies 2004 1.7 173
H-r R&D by research companies 2005 1.7 200
H-r R&D by research companies 2006 2.2 325
H-r R&D by research companies 2007 2.5 334
H-r R&D in institutes excl. universities 2003 2.0 146
H-r R&D in institutes excl. universities 2004 1.8 137
H-r R&D in institutes excl. universities 2005 1.8 152
H-r R&D in institutes excl. universities 2006 2.1 168
H-r R&D in institutes excl. universities 2007 1.7 167
Source: CBS.
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