Handy acronyms

25 April 2005

The newly-launched Research Handbook, compiled by the Department of Research and Innovation, features a useful list of acronyms, many of which the university community regularly comes up against. If you don't know your CoE from your DoE, then check out the list, printed courtesy of the research and innovation office.

CHED - Centre for Higher Education Development
CoE - Centre of Excellence
CSIR - Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research
DAC - Dean's Advisory Committee
DoE - Department of Education
DST - Department of Science and Technology
ERP - Emerging Researcher Programme
EU FP6 - European Union Sixth Funding Framework
FFO - Faculty Finance Office
FRC - Faculty Research Committee
HEI - Higher Education Institution
HEQC - Higher Education Quality Assurance Committee
HRA - Honorary Research Associate
IBSS - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
IP - Intellectual Property
IRMA - Integrated Research Management Applications
ISI - Institute of Scientific Information
ISL - International Science Liaison
MRC - Medical Research Council
NAPP - New Academic Practitioners Programme
NIH - National Institutes of Health
NRF - National Research Foundation
NSF National Science Foundation
PGWC - Provincial Government of the Western Cape
PI - Principal Investigator
QA - Quality Assurance
R&D - Research and Development
R&I - Research and Innovation
SAASTA - South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement
SANAP - South African National Antarctic Programme
SANPAD - South African Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development
SET - Science, Engineering and Technology
SETI - Science, Engineering and Technology Institution
SLG - Senior Leadership Group
SRP - Self Review Portfolio
SRS - Senior Research Scholar
THRIP - Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme
UEC - University Equipment Committee
UO - University Office
URC - University Research Committee
USC - University Senate Committee
WRC - Water Research Council

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