Select Committee on Science and Technology Fifth Report


ACM  (US) Association for Computer Machinery

BA  British Association for the Advancement of Science

BAYS  British Association Youth Section

BBSRC  Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

BCS  British Computer Society

BP  British Petroleum plc

BSE  Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

COPUS  (originally) Committee on the Public Understanding of Science

CPD  Continuing Professional Development

CV  Curriculum Vitae

CVCP  Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (now Universities UK)

CRC  Cancer Research Campaign

CREST  Creativity in Engineering, Science and Technology

DCMS  Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DETR  (former) Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

DfES  Department for Education and Skills

DHF  Dorothy Hodgkin research Fellow

DTI  Department of Trade and Industry

DTLR  (former) Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

ECDL  European Computer Driving Licence

EPSRC  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ESRC  Economic and Social Research Council

ETB  Engineering and Technology Board

FREng  Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

FRS  Fellow of the Royal Society

GM  Genetically Modified (organisms)

HEFCE  Higher Education Funding Council for England

ICA  Institute of Contemporary Arts

ICRF  Imperial Cancer Research Fund

ICSU  International Council for Science

IEE  Institution of Electrical Engineers

IOB  Institute of Biology

MMR  Measles, Mumps and Rubella (vaccine)

MORI  Market and Opinion Research International

MRC  Medical Research Council

NAS  (US) National Academy of Sciences

NGO  Non-Governmental Organisation

NERC  Natural Environment Research Council

NESTA  National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

OST  Office of Science and Technology

PAWS  Public Awareness of Science

PGA  Parliamentary Grant-in-Aid

PPARC  Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council

PUSET  Public Understanding of Science, Engineering and Technology

QAA  Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

QCA  Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

RAE  Research Assessment Exercise

RAEng  Royal Academy of Engineering

RS  Royal Society

RSC  Royal Society of Chemistry

RI  Royal Institution of Great Britain

SEEDA  South East England Development Agency

SME  Small and Medium-sized Enterprise

UKLSC  United Kingdom Life Sciences Committee

URF  University Research Fellow

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