Definition: Technician-level HRST
Research and development
Technician-level HRST are people who fulfil one or other of the following conditions:
a) successfully completed education at the third level of the type that leads to an award not equivalent to a first or higher university degree, in an S&T field of study (other than those employed in occupations normally requiring a higher qualification); or
b) not formally qualified as above, but employed in an 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. 19