NAICS Code 541712

NAICS 541712

NAICS Code 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Definition of NAICS Code 541712: This U.S. Industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in conducting research and experimental development (except biotechnology research and experimental development) in the physical, engineering, and life sciences, such as agriculture, electronics, environmental, biology, botany, computers, chemistry, food, fisheries, forests, geology, health, mathematics, medicine, oceanography, pharmacy, physics, veterinary and other allied subjects.

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Cross Reference Guide for Code 541712

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Providing physical, chemical, or other analytical testing services (except medical or veterinary)–are classified in Industry NAICS 541380, Testing Laboratories;
  • Providing medical laboratory testing for humans–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 621511, Medical Laboratories;
  • Conducting research and experimental development in biotechnology–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 541711, Research and Development in Biotechnology; and
  • Providing veterinary testing services–are classified in Industry NAICS 541940, Veterinary Services.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 541712

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Agriculture research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Bacteriological research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Biology research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Botany research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Chemical research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Computer and related hardware research and development laboratories or services
  • Dental research and development laboratories or services
  • Electronic research and development laboratories or services
  • Engineering research and development laboratories or services
  • Entomological research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Environmental research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Experimental farms
  • Fisheries research and development laboratories or services
  • Food research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Forestry research and development laboratories or services
  • Genetics research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Geological research and development laboratories or services
  • Guided missile and space vehicle engine research and development
  • Guided missile and space vehicle parts (except engines) research and development
  • Health research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Industrial research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Life sciences research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Mathematics research and development laboratories or services
  • Medical research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Observatories, research institutions
  • Oceanographic research and development laboratories or services
  • Photonics research and development services
  • Physical science research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
  • Physics research and development laboratories or services
  • Veterinary research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)

Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 541712

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 4511NAICS 541712
  • CA WC: 4511
  • DE WC: 955
  • PA WC: 955
  • MI WC: 4511
  • NJ WC: 4571
  • NY WC: 4511
  • WY WC: 541712
  • GL: 97002
  • SIC: 7311

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Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 54: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Subsector 541: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Industry Group 5417: Scientific Research and Development Services
  • Industry 54171: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541711: Research and Development in Biotechnology
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541712: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
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