Glossary: Acronyms and terms mentioned at Reconnect 2017 (Montreal)


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Reconnect 2017 Attendees Notes and Comments

Three vendor products mentioned, which are competing for the same market of research administration data mangement:

  • Clarivate - (Converis)
  • Elsevier - (Pure)
  • Symplectic - (Elements)


FDP, similar to CASRAI in US.

FDP stands for Federal Demonstration Project.


Alt Metrics - measurement of online and social media citation of research.

Research Impacts - Magnitude of journal impact as measured by Thompson-Reuters’ definition based on citation rates and readership.


Federal Demonstration Partnership


CARA - Canadian Association of Research Administrators
CAUBO - Canadian Association of University Business Offiers
CAREB - Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards
CARL - Canadian Association of Research Libraries
CAGS - Canadian Association of Graduate Studies
Polytechnics Canada


SINC - standards and interoperability committee (at RDC)

RDC - research data canada

ISU-CODATA - international council for science: committee on data for science and technology


GERD - ???

HERD - ???

Metrics of national science productivity.

NACRI - national advisory council on research and innovation


CUCCIO: Canadian University Council of Chief Information
DFG: German Funding Department