Indicators & Statistics for Research, Technology, Development, Innovation

The production of reliable statistics and indicators for Greek research, development and innovation activities is a key pillar of the National Documentation Center (EKT) and a strategic priority.

The National Documentation Center:

  • is an agency and national authority of the Hellenic Statistical System (HSS), responsible for the production of national statistics for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) and their transmission to Eurostat, the OECD and other international organisations,
  • co-operates with the Hellenic Statistical Authority, conducting extensive annual surveys to collect primary data, applies Greek and European legal frameworks and the relevant guidelines for the production of statistics,
  • maintains current databases and registers in its institutional role, analyses and interconnects the big data gathered, and produces reliable indicators for Greek research and innovation activities, 
  • maps the country's highly-skilled human resources, records their areas of specialisation, careers and mobility and highlights the outcomes of their activities,
  • conducts studies and publishes reports that contribute  to a wider and multi-faceted understanding of the national research and innovation system and reflects its comparative positioning internationally, 
  • supports the design and the monitoring of research, development and innovation policies by providing timely, systematic and accurate indicators of relevance and value.