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