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Government budget allocations for research and development

The statistic is published in News from Statistics Denmark and is part of the yearly publication Innovation og forskning. Data are available in Statbank in the tables: FOUBUD, FOUBUD1, FOUBUD4, FOUBUD5.

Choose Education and knowledge and then Research, development and innovation.

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Release calendar access

The Release Calender can be accessed on our English website: Release Calender.

User access

Statistics are always published at 8:00 a.m. at the day announced in the release calendar. No one outside of Statistics Denmark can access the statistics before they are published.

News release

Publications with data on research and development and innovation can be found on Statistics Denmarks website for higher education and science: Forskning og udvikling.


The yearly publication Innovation and Research includes a chapter on the GBARD-statistic. You can download the publication here: Forskning, udvikling og innovation 2022.

On-line database

The statistics are published in the StatBank under the subjects in the following tables:

  • FOUBUD: Government Budget for Appropriations or Outlays for R&D by grant-awarding organizations, price unit and time
  • FOUBUD1: Central Government appropriations for R&D by socio-economic objectives, sector, type of appropriation and time
  • FOUBUD4: Central Government appropriations for R&D by sector, type of appropriation and time
  • FOUBUD5: Central Government appropriations for R&D by socio-economic objectives, type of appropriation and time

Micro-data access

All data are published.


There are no restrictions on the data which are published with the highest level of details.

Confidentiality - policy

All data are published.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Not relevant for this statistic.

Documentation on methodology

Frascati Manual 2015

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