Select Committee on Science and Technology Sixth Report

Abbreviations used in the Report

BERD    Business Enterprise Research and Development Expenditure

CCLRC  Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils

CSA    Chief Scientific Adviser

CSR    Comprehensive Spending Review

Defra    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DfES    Department for Education and Skills

DGSI    Director General of Science and Innovation

DH    Department of Health

DTI    Department of Trade and Industry

EPSRC    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

GCSA    Government Chief Scientific Adviser

GDP    Gross Domestic Product

HEFCE  Higher Education Funding Council for England

HEI    Higher Education Institution

HSE    Health and Safety Executive

IPR    Intellectual Property Rights

LFCF    Large Facilities Capital Fund

MRC    Medical Research Council

NHS    National Health Service

OSCHR  Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research

OSI    Office of Science and Innovation

OST    Office of Science and Technology

PPARC  Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council

RAE    Research Assessment Exercise

RCI    Research Council Institute

RCUK    Research Councils UK

R&D    Research and Development

RIA  Regulatory Impact Assessment

RIPSS  Research Council Institute and Public Sector Research Establishment Sustainability Study

PSA    Public Service Agreement

PSRE    Public Sector Research Establishment

SME    Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

SR    Spending Review

S&T    Science and Technology

STEM    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

STFC    Science and Technology Facilities Council

UKTI    United Kingdom Trade and Investment

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