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Definition: Full-time (FT) S&T personnel

Science and technology statistics

Full-time (FT) S&T personnel are defined as "those personnel who devote all or almost all their working time to a given scientific and technological activity". The UNESCO manual specifies that, in practice, those staff who devote more than 90 per cent of their working time to a given STA should be classified as FT personnel.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), "The measurement of scientific and technological activities; manual on the measurement of human resources devoted to S&T; Canberra Manual", OECD, Paris, 1995, p. 70