Survey of Biotechnology Use in Canadian Industries
Detailed information for 1996
The purpose of this survey was to measure and develop a better understanding of the emerging contribution of biotechnology to the Canadian economy.
Data release - March 31, 1998
This survey was amalgamated with The Biotechnology Use and Development Survey (survey #4226) in 2000. The purpose of this survey was to measure and develop a better understanding of the emerging contribution of biotechnology to the Canadian economy.
Science and technology (S&T) and the information society are changing the way we live, learn and work. The concepts are closely intertwined: science generates new understanding of the way the world works, technology applies it to develop innovative products and services and the information society is one of the results of the innovations.
People are looking to Statistics Canada to measure and explain the social and economic impacts of these changes.
The purpose of this Program is to develop useful indicators of S&T activity in Canada based on a framework that ties them together in a coherent picture.
- Research and development
- Science and technology
Data sources and methodology
This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.
Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any data which would divulge information obtained under the Statistics Act that relates to any identifiable person, business or organization without the prior knowledge or the consent in writing of that person, business or organization. The confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act override the provisions of any other Act, including the Access to Information Act, to guarantee the confidentiality of reported data of individual respondents. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.