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HWU-A

historically white Afrikaans university

HWU-E

historically white English university


ICSTI

International Council for Scientific and Technical Information

ICSU

International Council for Science

ICT

information and communication technology

INASP

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications

INDMED

Indian Biomedical Journals Database

INSERM

French Institute of Health and Medical Research

IP

intellectual property

IPR

intellectual property right

ISTIP

International Scientific and Technical Information Programs


JPM

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine


MODIS

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer


NDVI

normalized difference vegetation index

NEPAD

New Partnership for Africa’s Development

NGO

nongovernmental organization

NIST

National Institute for Science and Technology, United States

NLM

National Library of Medicine, United States

NSDI

National Spatial Data Infrastructure


OAI

Open Archives Initiative

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OSVITA

Ukrainian national educational information system


PAHO

Pan American Health Organization

PDB

Protein Data Bank

PERI

Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information


R&D

research and development


SADC

South African Development Community

SciDev.Net

Science and Development Network

SPARC

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

STACCIS

Support for Telematics Applications Cooperation with the CIS


TPM

technological protection measures

TRIPS

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (agreement)


UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

URAN

Ukrainian Research and Academic Network


WHO

World Health Organization

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

WSIS

World Summit on the Information Society

WTO

World Trade Organization


XML

extensible markup language



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