Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2020     Views: 5163

Use Osiris.

  • Search for your company by name or ticker.
  • In the right menu, scroll over Financial data and choose Global Detailed Format.
  • In the Income Statement look at Research & Development Expenses.


R&D data is available via the Compustat and Research Quotient data sets on WRDS. Research Quotient is accessible from the WRDS landing page. See below for detailed instructions for accessing R&D data using Compustat.

  • From the landing page, navigate to Compustat - Capital IQ-->North America Daily-->Fundamentals Annual.
  • Next, choose your dates and enter your company in Company Code.
  • In Income Statement Items, cursor down to XRD - Research and Development Expense, then select Submit Request.

Note: You must request a personal account to access WRDS.


Use the National Science Foundation's National Center for Engineering Statistics (NCSES).


R&D expenditures are also typically reported in 10-K filings, which are accessible via Thomson ONE.

  • Search for a company's name or ticker symbol in the top left corner. Then, via the top tool bar, navigate to Company Views-->Filings-->Company Filings.
  • There are links at the top of the page for the Latest Key Filings, including a 10-K, and you can also search for historical filings using the Search Company Filings option on the same page.

Note: Thomson ONE only works using Internet Explorer.

Statistical Abstract of the United States, published by the U.S. Census Bureau through 2012, then ProQuest from 2013 to present, contains R&D statistics in its Science & Technology section.