Science and innovation

Legal basis
Legal basis for conducting statistical surveys in the area of research and development statistics is Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System of Montenegro (Official Gazette of Montenegro 18/12).


Purpose of survey
The purpose of statistical surveys on scientific and research activity, i.e. research and development (R&D) is to provide the data on scientific potential of Montenegro.

Data sources and coverage
Main data sources are: records of human resource services on the distribution of personnel dealing with the research and development; accounting records on generated income and calculated investments in R&D; as well as records of professional services on the research work results – projects, papers, registered patents, etc.
The data are collected for the following four sectors: business and entrepreneurial sector; state sector; higher education; and private sector. All research and development organisations with the permission to to work issued by the competent ministry are included here.

Obligation to protect individual data
The data obtained from reporting units are only used for statistical purposes and they are published at the aggregated level.

Since 2016, the Ministry of Science has been defined as a state administration body responsible for collecting, processing, and publishing statistical data on R&D, i.e. the Ministry has taken over the competence from the Statistical Office of Montenegro, which previously processed the statistics up to the data for the year 2014.

More information can be found at the following link: Ministry of Science

For more details on published data, methodology, and releases please see the sections below.

Data Methodology Releases