Definition: Scientific and technical personnel
Research and development
UNESCO defines "Scientific and Technical Personnel" as:
"... the total number of people participating directly in S&T activities in an institution or unit, and, as a rule paid for their services. This group should include scientists and engineers, technicians and auxiliary 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. 69