Select Committee on Science and Technology Fifth Report


AHRC  Arts and Humanities Research Council

BHL    Biodiversity Heritage Library

BBSRC  Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council

BSBI    Botanical Society of the British Isles

CABI    CAB International

CATE    Creating a Taxonomic E-science

CBD    Convention on Biological Diversity

CEFAS  Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Agriculture Science

CITES  Convention on Trade in Endangered Species

CoSyst  Collaborative Scheme for Systematic Research

CSL    Central Science Laboratory

DCMS  Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Defra    Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DFID    Department for International Development

DIUS    Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

EDIT    European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy

GBIF    Global Biodiversity Information Facility

GBSC    Global Biodiversity Sub-Committee

HEFCE  Higher Education Funding Council for England

JNCC    Joint Nature Conservation Committee

NERC  Natural Environment Research Council

NBN    National Biodiversity Network

NHM    Natural History Museum

OSPAR  Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic

PDC    Plant Diversity Challenge

RAE    Research Assessment Exercise

RBG    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

RBG Kew  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

RCUK  Research Councils UK

RHS    Royal Horticultural Society

RSPB    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

UK BRAG  UK Biodiversity Research Advisory Group

UK GECC  UK Global Environmental Change Committee

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