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Definition: Technicians

Research and development

Technicians refer to persons engaged in that capacity in S&T activities who have received vocational or technical training in any branch of knowledge or technology.
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