Glossary

Acronyms in the DRI World

AIPs – Archival Information Packages
ANDS – Australian National Data Service
CADC – Canadian Astronomical Data Centre
CAF – Canadian Access Federation
CARL – Canadian Association of Research Libraries
CASRAI – Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration
CC – Compute Canada Calcul
CCIN – Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
CDS – Content Delivery Service (Implemented by CANARIE in Feb 2012)
CFI – Canada Foundation for Innovation
CI – Cyber-infrastructure
CIHR – Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CIOs – Chief Information Officers
CISTI – Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technological Information, NRC
CNRDC – Canadian National Research Data Centres
CPDN – Canadian Polar Data Network
CRKN – Canadian Research Knowledge Network
CUCCIO – Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers
DAIR – Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (CANARIE program)
DCC – Digital Curation Centre (UK)
DDI – Data Documentation Initiative
DI – Digital Infrastructure
LCDI or LC – Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure
DLI – Data Liberation Initiative
DOI – Digital Object Identifiers
EPSRC – Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK)
EU – European Union
GRDI – Global Research Data Infrastructures
HIPPA/HIPAA – Standards for protecting sensitive data
HPC – High Performance Computing
HQP – Highly Qualified Personnel
ICSPR – Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (U Michigan)
ICT – Information and Communications Technology
IMS – Integrated management system
IPv6 – Internet Protocol version 6 – replacing old IPv4. Institutions need to migrate to this
IPY – International Polar Year
IR – Institutional Repositories
IRG –  e-Infrastructure Reflection Group
IT – Information Technology Jisc Formerly “Joint Information Systems Council”
LAC – Libraries and Archives Canada
LOF – Leaders Opportunity Fund
MGI – McKinsey Global Institute
MSI – Major Science Initiatives
NeCTAR – The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project – a $47 million Australian Government, Super Science project, financed by the Education Investment Fund
NEP – Network-enabled platform (CANARIE has a flagship program dedicated to this)
NIH – National Institutes of Health (UK)
NIT – Networking and Information Technology
NITRD – Networking and Information Technology Research and Development
NRC-CISTI – National Research Council – Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information
NSERC – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
NSF – National Science Foundation (US)
OA – Open Access
OCUL – Ontario Council of University Libraries
OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
ONC – Ocean Networks Canada
ORAN – Optical Regional Advanced Network
OTN – Ocean Tracking Network
PCAST – President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (USA)
PDC – Polar Data Catalogue
RCUK – Research Councils UK
RDA – Research Data Alliance (international organization)
RDC – Research Data Canada
RDF – Resource Description Framework
RDMI – Research Data Management Infrastructure
RDSWG – Research Data Strategy Working Group (became Research Data Canada)
SCOAP3 – Sponsoring Consortium for OA Publishing in Particle Physics
S&T – Science and Technology (interpreted to include social and human sciences)
SME – Small and medium-sized enterprise
TC – Tri-Council – NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR
TC+ – The Tri-Council and the CFI, perhaps also Genome Canada
TDR – Trustworthy Digital Repository
VOs – Virtual Organizations
VPR – Vice President Research
XSEDE – Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment