Definition: OECD classification of fields of research and development (FORD)

Category: Frascati Manual

Classification developed in the framework of the Frascati Manual and used to classify R&D units and resources by fields of enquiry, namely, broad knowledge domains based primarily on the content of the R&D subject matter.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Frascati Manual 2015: The Measurement of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Activities - Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development", Paris, 2015