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Is possible to get access to data on governmental spending on science in a such format that countries can be compared with each other?

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Try the OECD's Main Science and Technology Indicators

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There will always remain some discrepancies on how the data is collected and defined.

Good sources, as pointed out before, is Eurostat with some explanation in the link.

The OECD is a good source and I would also look at indicators published by the World Bank.

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  • In following your World Bank link, they have Research and development expenditure (% of GDP). (although, now that I think about it, not all R&D is science)
    – Joe
    Mar 7 '14 at 18:25
  • You're prob right – World Bank may not be immediately relevant.
    – Ulrich
    Mar 8 '14 at 14:09
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As an alternative, you may have a look at Eurostat's data on Science, technology and innovation.

The geographic coverage is a bit different from the OECD database, but the comparability is better with Eurostat data.

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  • It looks to me like the data is under 'Research and Development' then 'Government budget appropriations or outlays on R&D ' (as my take on 'spending' is budget info)
    – Joe
    Mar 7 '14 at 18:22

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