Scientific research is done by people. Without scientific personnel no scientific research. Personnel costs make up the bulk of spending on scientific research. The Rathenau Instituut presents facts and figures about scientific personnel and supporting staff, including higher education personnel and personnel in various scientific functions.
In the data publications and factsheets in this theme, we provide answers to several questions. How many scientists are there in the Netherlands and in which sectors do they work? How do their careers develop? And how does the Netherlands perform in comparison with other countries?