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This document presents the results obtained within the Study on the Remuneration of Researchers in the Public and Private Commercial Sectors that CARSA has carried out for the European Commission. The main objective of the study is to give a clear idea of the existing differences between researcher careers in EU25 and Associated Countries. Other areas of interest addressed in the study are the existing differences between researching and other similar professions, and differences between researchers working in Europe and those in Australia, China, India, Japan and the United States. The results of the study can support the Commission in the validation of the reference rates applicable to the “Marie Curie” Actions, as well as in the context of other elements of the Framework Programme. The contract service has been structured into 3 different phases based on the overall objectives of this study:
1. Data gathering: the provision of a scale of net and gross remunerations of researchers in the public and private commercial sectors in the EU25 and Associated Countries at the various stages of their career.
2. Corrective coefficients: analysis of the existing corrective coefficients which take into account the cost of living for researchers in the various countries in Europe and worldwide have been used in the data analysis and comparison phase.
3. Data analysis and comparison: a qualitative analysis of the results obtained in the first phase of the study, with a comparison of researchers’ remunerations with other professions with comparable qualifications, as well as a collection of data on remunerations of researchers in Australia, China, India, Japan and the United States, and a comparison of these figures with those in Europe have been performed in this phase.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. 211 pp, Euro: 20
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-78-07-161-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-07572-8
Record Number: 200819908 / Last updated on: 2008-07-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en