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Scottish Research and Development Consultation


Scottish Research and Development Statistics consist of two publications: Business Enterprise Research and Development (BERD) Scotland and Gross Expenditure on Research and Development (GERD) Scotland. The BERD publication provides information about BERD expenditure broken down into various groupings including product group, company size, country of ownership and local authority area. The GERD publication provides information on GERD and its component parts in comparison to other regions within the UK and internationally.

The latest publications can be found at the following link:



A user consultation seeking users' views on the current format and content of the publications was carried out between the 29 th September 2010 and the 12 th November 2010.

Summary of Consultation and Scottish Government Response

A brief report summarising the findings from the consultation and the Scottish Government response is available.


If you have any further queries please send these to:

industrystatistics@scotland.gsi.gov.uk or please phone 0300 244 6803.