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Tuesday, 10th December 2013

International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base 2013

Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (UK) via GOV.UK

This report examines how the UK research base compares internationally, and what trends may affect the UK’s future standing as a world-leading research economy.

It is the eighth report commissioned by BIS to assess the performance of the UK compared with 7 other research-intensive countries (Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US). Where data is available, it also makes comparisons with the EU27, OECD member countries’ groups, and 3 other fast growing nations (Brazil, Russia and India).

+ Direct link to Report (PDF; 10 MB)

+ Appendix F: Supplementary Data (PDF; 3.9 MB)


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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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