Table C.—Major Adjustments to National Science Foundation Survey Data to Derive R&D Satellite Account Expenditures

Type of adjustment Method used R&D performers affected
Adjustments to obtain consumption of fixed tangible capital used in performing R&D;Expenditures for R&D structures and equipment are removed from R&D expenditures. Consumption of this capital is estimated using perpetual inventory methodology and added to R&D expenditures Federal Government
State and local governments
Implied depreciation of fixed tangible capital used in performing R&D is put on an economic accounting basis Private universities and colleges
Public universities and colleges
FFRDC's administered by universities and colleges
Industry
Timing adjustmentsFiscal years are converted to calendar years, using weighted averages Federal Government
State and local governments
FFRDC's administered by NPI's
Other NPI's (Federal funds)
Academic years are converted to calendar years, using weighted averagesPrivate universities and colleges
Public universities and colleges
FFRDC's administered by NPI's
Federal R&D obligations are converted to expenditures, using statistically estimated phase-out patterns Federal Government
FFRDC's administered by NPI's
Other NPI's (Federal funds)
Geographic coverage adjustmentsR&D expenditures primarily in U.S. territories and possessions are removed from R&D expendituresPrivate universities and colleges
Public universities and colleges
FFRDC's administered by universities and colleges
Adding estimates of suppressed industry detailJudgmental estimates are used where R&D data have been suppressed by NSF to avoid disclosures of confidential survey data Industry

FFRDC's Federally funded research and development centers

NPI's Nonprofit institutions

NSF National Science Foundation