A time for boldness: EU membership and UK science after the referendum Contents

Appendix 3: Abbreviations, acronyms and technical terms

AIRTO

Association of Innovation Research and Technology Organisations

BEIS

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BIS

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Brexit

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

CaSE

Campaign for Science and Engineering

CBI

Confederation of British Industry

CSA

Chief Scientific Adviser

DECC

Department for Energy and Climate Change

EBI

European Bioinformatics Institute

EC

European Commission

ELIXIR

A pan-European research infrastructure for biological data

EMBL

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

ERA

European Research Area

ERC

European Research Council

ESFRI

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures

ESIF

European Structural and Investment Funds

EPSRC

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ESS

European Social Survey

EU

European Union

FP

Framework Programme

FP7

Framework Programme 7

GM

Genetically modified

GMO

Genetically modified organism

GSK

GlaxoSmithKline

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

RCUK

Research Councils UK

R&D

Research and development

RI

Research infrastructure

RSE

Royal Society of Edinburgh

SKA

Square Kilometre Array

State aid

When state resources are used to provide assistance that gives organisations an advantage over others

STEM

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics

STFC

Science and Technology Facilities Council

UKRI

UK Research and Innovation

VAT

Value-added tax





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