Research Service Providers
A Research Service Provider (RSP) is an organisation that is registered under section 29A of the Industry Research and Development Act 1986 as a RSP by Innovation Australia has appropriate scientific or technical expertise and resources to perform research and development on behalf of other companies.
Benefits of using Research Service Providers
RSPs help small to medium-sized companies identify and gain access to expert R&D resources in particular fields.
Collaborating with RSPs enables companies to conduct R&D activities without having to invest in the specialist staff or infrastructure needed to support such activities.
Companies can contract R&D activities to RSPs with confidence since all RSPs must meet a set of criterion to qualify for registration.
If a company engages a RSP to perform R&D activities, they can claim a R&D tax offset for eligible expenditure on registered R&D activities, even where their total claim is less than the usual threshold of $20 000 in an income year.
Further information about Research Service Providers (RSPs) can be obtained by accessing the following:
- R&D Tax Incentive Customer Information Guide
- Why Conduct R&D with a RSP – Information Sheet
- Application for Registration as a Research Service Provider
- Opportunities for Researchers – Information Sheet
- Public Register of Research Service Providers