Glossary
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ABPI – Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

AIDS/HIV – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome / Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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BBSRC – Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

BIS – Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BMA – British Medical Association

BUAV – British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

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DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DfID – Department for International Development

DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)

DNA – deoxyribonucleic acid

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EPSRC – Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ESRC – Economic and Social Research Council

EC – European Commission

ERC – European Research Council

EIT – European Institute for Innovation and Technology

EU – European Union

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FP7 – Seventh Research Framework Programme

FDA – US Food and Drug Administration

FRAME – Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments

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HEFCE – Higher Education Funding Council for England

HFEA – Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

HGC – Human Genetics Commission

HTA – Human Tissue Authority

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IP – intellectual property

IT – information technology

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MP – Member of Parliament

MEP – Member of European Parliament

MSP – Member of Scottish Parliament

MDG – Millennium Development Goals

MHRA – Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority

MRSA – methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

MRC – Medical Research Council

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NERC – Natural Environment Research Council

NICE – National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence

NIH – US National Institutes of Health

NGO – non-governmental organisation

NHS – National Health Service

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OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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R&D – research and development

RAE – Research Assessment Exercise

RCUK – Research Councils UK

REF – Research Excellence Framework

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STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics

STFC – Science and Technology Facilities Council

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TB – tuberculosis

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UKCMRI – UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation

UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund

UNAIDS – Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

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WHO – World Health Organization

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