Statistics & Indicators
Michael Spjelkavik Mark leads this research area. Statistics & Indicators has the national responsibility for production, analysis and dissemination of statistics and indicators for the overall Norwegian R&D system. Tasks includes the collection, processing, interpretation and dissemination of national of R&D statistics, the development of new or improved indicators, managing the Register of research personnel, as well as the facilitation and analysis of data from scientific publications (bibliometrics) and patenting.
The area manages several databases and registers that provide statistics on R&D resources and allows for the assessment of achievements and results of research and innovation. The area aims to contribute actively to the development of better and more relevant indicators for the purpose of designing research and innovation policy in Norway as well as internationally.
European (Eurostat) and international (OECD) cooperation on R&D statistics have high priority. The research area also contributes actively to the development of new indicators for the European Research Area (ERA) and participates many international projects, including making data available for analytical purposes and developing indicators that highlight gender issues in R&D.