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Research and Innovation Services

Glossary of Terms

AHRC Arts and Humanities Research Council
BBSRC Biological and Biomedical Sciences Research Council
CoI Co-Investigator
DA Directly Allocated
DHoF Deputy Head of Faculty
DI Directly Incurred
DoR Director of Research
EC European Commission
EEF Education Endowment Fund
ERC European Research Council
ERDF European Regional Development Fund
EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
ESRC Economic and Social Research Council
fEC Full Economic Costing
FTE Full Time Equivalent
GCRF Global Challenges Research Fund
HEBCIS Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction Survey
HEFCE Higher Education Funding Council for England
HESA Higher Education Statistics Agency
HoD Head of Department
IP Intellectual Property
MRC Medical Research Council
MRF Major Research Facility
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
PI Principal Investigator
RAAR Research Application Approval Form
RAR Research Award Record
REF Research Excellence Framework
RCUK Research Councils UK
RGCO Research Grants and Contracts Officer
RIS Research and Innovation Services
RSO Research Support Officer
STFC Science and Technologies Facilities Council
UKRO UK Research Office