Government budget allocations for R&D (GBAORD)




Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Government budget allocations for R&D - Government budget allocations for R&D
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Science, Innovation and Information Society Department

Contact name

Reni Petkova

Contact person function

State expert 

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str., 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 103

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified30 March 2017
Metadata last posted30 March 2017
Metadata last update30 March 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

The statistical survey on Government budget allocations for R&D (GBARD) provides internationally comparable information about government support to R&D activities.

Classification system

Nomenclature for the analysis and comparison of scientific programmes and budgets (NABS 2007).

Sector coverage

GBARD covers government-financed R&D performed not only in national teritory as well as abroad. Annual membership dues in the budget of international scientific organisations as well as payments from the budget related to the participation of Bulgaria in bilateral and multilateral research programs are also treated as government budget allocations for R&D.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The indicator Government budget allocations for R&D (GBARD) include both current costs and capital expenditure on R&D. According to the purpose of the R&D programme or project GBARD are distributed to the socio-economic objectives on the basis of the Nomenclature of analysis and comparison of scientific programs and budgets (NABS 2007).

Statistical unit

Ministries and other central government bodies (R&D funding organizations).

Statistical population

The statistical survey on GBARD is exhaustive survey and covers all Ministries and departments - primary level spending credits.

Reference area

Bulgaria

Time coverage

From 2007 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Thousand BGN

Reference period

Calendar year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

EU Legislation:

· Decision No 1608/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 July 2003 concerning the production and development of Community statistics on science and technology;

· Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 995/2012 of 26 October 2012 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Decision No 1608/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of Community statistics on science and technology.

National Legal basis:

· Law on Statistics;

· National Statistical Programme.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The individual (primary) data are confidential according to the Law on Statistics and European legislation. To ensure their protection and inability to be identified, the aggregated indicators are also defined as confidential when the indicator is calculated from one or two enterprises or one enterprise formed more than 85% of the total value of this indicator.

Release policy
Release calendar

The deadline for dissemination is specified in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website.

User access

Data are published on the NSI website and on NSI information system INFOSTAT and are available to all users of statistical information.

Frequency of dissemination

Yearly.

Accessibility and clarity
News release
Publications
On-line database

Data are available for all users on the NSI website and on NSI information system INFOSTAT under the heading R&D, Innovation and Information Society

Micro-data access

Micro data are neither distributed nor provided to the users.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for dissemination of statistical products and services of NSI.

Documentation on methodology
  • Methodological manual “Frascati” (Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development - Frascati Manual, OECD, 2015), adopted by Eurostat for statistical surveys on R&D;
  • Methodology of the GBARD survey.
Quality documentation

Quality Report on GBARD statistics.

Quality management
Quality assurance

The statistical practices used to compile GBARD by socio-economic objectives data are in compliance with Frascati Manual recommendations.

Quality assessment

Quality assessment is based on standard quality criteria - relevance, accuracy and reliability, timeliness, comparability and coherence.

Relevance
User needs

Main users of GBARD data are ministries, research institutions and other users in the country, as well as Eurostat and other international organizations.

User satisfaction

User satisfaction survey is not conducted.

Completeness

In accordance with Regulation (EU) No 995/2012 of the Commission the required data completeness is ensured for all variables.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The statistical data are of good accuracy and reliability.

Sampling error

The survey is exhaustive and there are no sampling errors.

Non-sampling error
Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

GBARD data are published 6 months after the end of reference period.

Punctuality

Deadlines for GBARD data delivery, specified in the Release Calendar, are strictly respected.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data for Bulgaria are comparable with the data for the rest EU member states.

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

The difference between GBARD data and R&D expenditure financed by government is not significant and can be explained with existing objective methodological reasons.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

GBARD survey and budget text analisis.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly.

Data collection

The survey on GBARD is exhaustive survey and covers all Ministries and departments which are primary level spending credits. Data are collected using a paper questionnaire and by e-mail.

Data validation

Data validation is done through arithmetic and logic control of input data and comparison of the output data with the results of previous surveys and data from administrative sources.

Data compilation

The survey on GBARD is exhaustive survey and no estimates are made.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Government budget appropriations or outlays on R&D - Government budget appropriations or outlays on R&D
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Science, Innovation and Information Society Department

Contact name

Reni Petkova

Contact person function

State expert 

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str., 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 103

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

The statistical survey on Government budget allocations for R&D (GBARD) provides internationally comparable information about government support to R&D activities.

Classification system

Nomenclature for the analysis and comparison of scientific programmes and budgets (NABS 2007).

Sector coverage

GBARD covers government-financed R&D performed not only in national teritory as well as abroad. Annual membership dues in the budget of international scientific organisations as well as payments from the budget related to the participation of Bulgaria in bilateral and multilateral research programs are also treated as government budget allocations for R&D.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The indicator Government budget allocations for R&D (GBARD) include both current costs and capital expenditure on R&D. According to the purpose of the R&D programme or project GBARD are distributed to the socio-economic objectives on the basis of the Nomenclature of analysis and comparison of scientific programs and budgets (NABS 2007).

Statistical unit

Ministries and other central government bodies (R&D funding organizations).

Statistical population

The statistical survey on GBARD is exhaustive survey and covers all Ministries and departments - primary level spending credits.

Reference area

Bulgaria

Time coverage

From 2007 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

GBARD survey and budget text analisis.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly.

Data collection

The survey on GBARD is exhaustive survey and covers all Ministries and departments which are primary level spending credits. Data are collected using a paper questionnaire and by e-mail.

Data validation

Data validation is done through arithmetic and logic control of input data and comparison of the output data with the results of previous surveys and data from administrative sources.

Data compilation

The survey on GBARD is exhaustive survey and no estimates are made.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

The statistical practices used to compile GBARD by socio-economic objectives data are in compliance with Frascati Manual recommendations.

Quality assessment

Quality assessment is based on standard quality criteria - relevance, accuracy and reliability, timeliness, comparability and coherence.

Relevance
User needs

Main users of GBARD data are ministries, research institutions and other users in the country, as well as Eurostat and other international organizations.

User satisfaction

User satisfaction survey is not conducted.

Completeness

In accordance with Regulation (EU) No 995/2012 of the Commission the required data completeness is ensured for all variables.

Data completeness - rate

Data are produced in all obligatory breakdowns of the variables required by Regulation (EU) No 995/2012.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The statistical data are of good accuracy and reliability.

Sampling error

The survey is exhaustive and there are no sampling errors.

Sampling errors - indicators

The survey is exhaustive and there are no sampling errors.

Non-sampling error
Coverage error

There are no indications for coverage errors.

Over-coverage - rate

There is no over-coverage.

Common units - proportion

Not applicable.

Measurement error

In order to minimize the measurement errors, because of misunderstanding of the respondents, GBARD questionnaire is attended with methodological explanatory notes in line with Frascati Manual recommendations.

Non response error

Actions to reduce the non-response include sending the reminder letters, supplemented if needed, by telephone calls and/or direct contact with the respondents for collection of data.

Unit non-response - rate

There is not unit non-response error.

Item non-response - rate

There is not item non-response error.

Processing error

Processing errors are negligible due to extensive arithmetic and logical checking control of data.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

Model assumption error

Not applicable.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

GBARD data are published 6 months after the end of reference period.

Time lag - first results

Preliminary data - 6 months after the end of the reference period.

Time lag - final results

Final data - 12 months after the end of the reference period.

Punctuality

Deadlines for GBARD data delivery, specified in the Release Calendar, are strictly respected.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

GBARD data are published at the date specified in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the NSI.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data for Bulgaria are comparable with the data for the rest EU member states.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time.

Length of comparable time series
Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable.

Coherence - National Accounts
Coherence - internal

The difference between GBARD data and R&D expenditure financed by government is not significant and can be explained with existing objective methodological reasons.

Accessibility and clarity
News release
Publications
On-line database

Data are available for all users on the NSI website and on NSI information system INFOSTAT under the heading R&D, Innovation and Information Society

Data tables - consultations
Micro-data access

Micro data are neither distributed nor provided to the users.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for dissemination of statistical products and services of NSI.

Metadata - consultations
Documentation on methodology
  • Methodological manual “Frascati” (Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development - Frascati Manual, OECD, 2015), adopted by Eurostat for statistical surveys on R&D;
  • Methodology of the GBARD survey.
Metadata completeness – rate
Quality documentation

Quality Report on GBARD statistics.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

The individual (primary) data are confidential according to the Law on Statistics and European legislation. To ensure their protection and inability to be identified, the aggregated indicators are also defined as confidential when the indicator is calculated from one or two enterprises or one enterprise formed more than 85% of the total value of this indicator.

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Metadata Structure Definition: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
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