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Appendix 5: Abbreviations, acronyms and technical terms

AMRC

Association of Medical Research Charities

AMS

Academy of Medical Sciences

BIS

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Brexit

Refers to “British exit” from the European Union: phrase is commonly used to include Northern Ireland

CaSE

Campaign for Science and Engineering

CCFE

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

CEH

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

CERN

European Organisation of Nuclear Research

CF

Cohesion Fund

COP21

21st annual conference of parties to review the implementation of the Rio Convention on mitigating climate change

Copernicus

Formerly Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)

COSME

Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

CSA

Chief Scientific Adviser

DG RTD

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

EAFRD

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

EBI

European Bioinformatics Institute

EC

European Commission

EEA

European Economic Area

EEF

Formerly the Engineering Employers’ Federation, now used as part of the name of the Manufacturers’ Organisation

EEN

Enterprise Europe Network

EFSI

European Fund for Strategic Investments

EIT

European Institute of Innovation and Technology

ELIXIR

A pan-European research infrastructure for biological data

EMBL

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

EMFF

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

ERASMUS

European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students

ERA

European Research Area

ERC

European Research Council

ERDF

European Regional Development Fund

ERIC

European Research Infrastructure Consortium

ESFRI

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures

ESF

European Social Fund

ESIF

European Structural and Investment Funds

ESS

European Social Survey

EU

European Union

EURATOM

European Atomic Energy Community

European XFEL

European Hard X-Ray Free Electron Laser

FCO

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

FET

Future and Emerging Technologies

FP

Framework Programme

FP7

Framework Programme 7

FWCI

Field-weighted citation impact

Galileo

A global navigation satellite system being created by the EU and the European Space Agency

GCSA

Government Chief Scientific Adviser

GDP

Gross domestic product

GM

Genetically modified

GMO

Genetically modified organism

H2020

Horizon 2020

HLG

High level group

IMI

Innovative Medicines Initiative

INSTRUCT

Integrated Structural Biology Infrastructure

ISBE

Infrastructure for Systems Biology-Europe

ITER

“The way” in Latin, an international experimental joint nuclear fusion reactor

JET

Joint European Torus

JPI

Joint Programming Initiative

JRC

Joint Research Centre

JTI

Joint Technology Initiative

KIC

Knowledge and Innovation Communities

KTPs

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

LEPs

Local Enterprise Partnerships

LERU

League of European Research Universities

MS

Member State(s)

MSCA

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

NIB

National Institutes of Bioscience

NNL

National Nuclear Laboratory

NPL

National Physical Laboratory

RCUK

Research Councils UK

R&D

Research and development

RDA

Regional Development Agencies

REACH

Registration, evaluation, authorisation & restriction of chemicals

RI

Research infrastructure

RISE

Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

RSC

Royal Society of Chemistry

SAM

Scientific Advice Mechanism

SKA

Square Kilometre Array

SME

Small-medium enterprise

STOA

Science and Technology Options Assessment

STFC

Science and Technology Facilities Council

TFEU

Treaty on the Functioning of the EU

UKAEA

UK Atomic Energy Authority

UKRO

UK Research Office

UN

United Nations

UUK

Universities UK

VAT

Value-added tax





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