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Definition: Human Resources in Science and Technology

Science and technology statistics

Human Resources in Science and Technology (HRST) are people who fulfil one or other of the following conditions:

 - successfully completed education at the third level in an S&T field of study
 - not formally qualified as above but employed in a S&T occupation where the above qualifications are normally required.
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. 16