Glossary of terms relating to science, research, project grants and Central Library of Faculty of Law, MU

FP7
The Seventh Framework Programme, a financial instrument of EU designed to fund research during period of 2007–2013 (http://www.fp7.cz/)
Acquisition
searching and purchasing of required literature (monographies, periodicals)
Benefit 7
a web site for applying for projects (https://www.eu-zadost.cz/uvod.aspx)
Bibliography
a list of literature relating to a particular topic
Rektor's Award
an award pronounced by a rector of MU every year and awarded on the occasion of Dies Academicus (http://akad.rect.muni.cz/cs/ceny-a-vyznamenani/cena-rektora)
Citation
a list of all references to a particular work present in some other specialized monographies, memorial volumes and periodicals
Database
an information system, which processes, stores and accesses documents in an electronic form
'E-prezenčka'
makes MU’s hardly accessible documents available (in .pdf format)
Ebrary Academic Complete
a multidisciplinary collection of books available in an electronic form
Elsevier
a publishing house issuing scholarly periodicals; one of their product is also a multidisciplinary database called SCOPUS
Electronic information resources
also called EIZ; it concerns all accessible databases, which process and store documents in an electronic form
Erasmus
a programme of EU specializing in mobility and university sector cooperation (http://czs.muni.cz/cs/erasmus-at-mu)
ESF
European Social Fund – a grant financial instrument of EU (http://www.esfcr.cz/)
Evaluation
a process of evaluation and assessment; an instrument often used in the field of VaV
European documentation center
an integral part of a library, which provides information about European Union and its politics
EEA financial mechanism and Norway grants
grant programmes of European non-EU countries (http://vyzkum.rect.muni.cz/cs/mezinarodni-schemata/ehp_norsko)
FRVŠ
Higher Education Development Fund; regards grants aimed at pedagogical activities (http://www.frvs.cz/)
Fulltext
accessing a whole document online
GAČR
The Grant Agency of the Czech Republic; an agency supporting projects in the area of of VaV (http://www.gacr.cz/)
H index of an author
to put it simply, it is a calculation based on citation responses detected by a database (e.g. WoK and SCOPUS), referring to publications registered in the databasis at the level of the whole record
Habilitation procedure
enables usage of degree of an associate professor (doc.) in a particular science (http://science.law.muni.cz/content/cs/vedecko-vyzkumna-cinnost/kvalifikacni-rizeni/)
Horizont 2020
a financial instrument of EU for funding research in between 2014 and 2020 (http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=home)
Impact factor
hereinafter called IF; represents an average number of a periodical’s citations. IF is not assigned to an author but to a periodical
R&D Information system
an information system of the public administration for a collection, processing, publication and utilization of information about VaV supported by public budgets (http://www.vyzkum.cz/FrontClanek.aspx?idsekce=610)
ISEP
an information system for records of MU’s projects (https://inet.muni.cz/app/index.jsp?id=veda)
IVF
The International Visegrad fund; a financial mechanism of the Visegrad Group countries (http://visegradfund.org/)
Jean Monnet
a part of LLP5 programme under European Union, which supports education and research relating to European integration issues (http://www.naep.cz/index.php?a=view-project-folder&project_folder_id=83)
Cataloguing
processing and inserting monography and periodical data into MU Union Catalogue (www.aleph.muni.cz)
Qualification procedure
a habilitation procedure or a professor appointment procedure (http://science.law.muni.cz/content/cs/vedecko-vyzkumna-cinnost/kvalifikacni-rizeni/)
Marie Curie Actions
actions under FP7 (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/)
Metadata
information about data from monographies and periodicals saved in an electronic catalogue
Monitoring indicators
a check tool monitoring fulfillment of a project in a form of quantified unitary expressions
Monitoring report
an operating or final report treating the development of a project and documenting correctness of its fulfillment; submitted to the grant provider
Monography
an expert book which holds all the identificational belongings (ISBN, reviews, professional publishers)
MVS
an interlibrary circulating service provided by Central Library of Prf (the books unavailable in Central Library of PrF can be borrowed from another library in the Czech Republic)
MMVS
an international interlibrary service (see MVS; concerns borrowing a book from another library worldwide)
Academic Qualifications and Quality Office
a department of Rector’s Office which administers mainly qualification proceedings, MU Scientific Board, awards and honours, and MU Repository (http://akad.rect.muni.cz/)
Development office
a department of Rector’s Office which administers especially Structural Funds projects (http://projekty.rect.muni.cz/)
Research office
a department of Rector’s Office which primarily administers VaV projects and activities not falling within the above mentioned departments (http://vyzkum.rect.muni.cz/)
OP LZZ
The Human Resources and Employment Operational Programme administered by MPSV (http://www.esfcr.cz/07-13/oplzz)
OP VaVpI
Operational Programme (http://www.msmt.cz/strukturalni-fondy/op-vavpi)
OP VK
Education for Competetiveness Operational Programme administered by MŠMT (http://www.msmt.cz/strukturalni-fondy/op-vpk-obdobi-2007-2013)
OPAC
a comprehensive catalogue for readers of MU (http://www.aleph.muni.cz)
Periodical
a scholarly/expert journal which is serialised at least twice a year, once in a month at the most though (i.e. monthly)
Project fiche
an instrument facilitating formulation of project proposals (http://www.law.muni.cz/dokumenty/13054)
Publicity
an instrument for compulsory notifications about financial resources
The Research, Development and Innovation Council
an expert and advisory body to the Government of the Czech Republic (http://www.vyzkum.cz/FrontClanek.aspx?idsekce=496)
The Projects Council of PrF MU
an advisory and subsidiary body of the faculty’s dean
MU Repository
a system which is instrumental to gathering and archiving works published by MU employees
RIV
a collection of informatition about results of research and development projects (http://www.isvav.cz/h11/)
RP MŠMT
development projects of MŠMT (http://projekty.rect.muni.cz/cs/rozvojove-projekty)
RSS channel
is used to register for withdrawal of news on a web site that enables RSS channel
Professor appointment procedure
enables usage of degree of a professor (prof.) in a particular science (http://science.law.muni.cz/content/cs/vedecko-vyzkumna-cinnost/kvalifikacni-rizeni/)
Background research
searching devoted to a particular topic (databases, catalogues etc., web)
List of Reviewed and not impacted periodicals
a list of periodicals which Council for Evaluation of Published Works assessed as the highest rated periodicals (http://www.vyzkum.cz/FrontClanek.aspx?idsekce=495942)
Serials
used in OPAC for periodicals; full texts of the Acts, yearbooks
SCOPUS
a database with fulltext documents; H index is indicated by authors’ names
SFX
an instrument which is used by databases for a complete menu of added services for a certain document
Proceedings
a publication compiled from all chosen submissions presented at conferences and other events of a similar kind
Structural funds
EU fund bodies (http://www.strukturalni-fondy.cz/)
Student competitions
at PrF e.g. Ius Et Societas, Moot Court, SVOČ (http://science.law.muni.cz/content/cs/svoc-a-dalsi-souteze/)
TAČR
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (http://www.tacr.cz/)
Technology transfer
bilateral transfer of knowledge in between research and commercial spheres
Defensibility
an instrument for monitoring ongoing activities of projects after their official termination
Central library of PrF MU
the faculty library, which provides librarian and informational services
VaV
science and research
Scientific board
one of the universities’ and faculties’ bodies (http://akad.rect.muni.cz/cs/vedecka-rada-mu)
MU university honours
honourable doctorates, university medals etc. (http://akad.rect.muni.cz/cs/ceny-a-vyznamenani/vyznamenani-mu)
Call
an instrument informing potential dotation receivers about announcing dotation possibility
Web of Knowledge
also abbreviated as WoK citation database; provides electronic information resources (EIZ16); a Thomson Reuters product; it is the only one to assign impact factor (IF) to periodicals (http://apps.webofknowledge.com/WOS_GeneralSearch_input.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&SID=R2hbGOF3eKM8eIjAHge&preferencesSaved=&highlighted_tab=WOS)
Web of Science
abbreviated as WoS; a former term for Web of Knowledge
Electronic information resources – also called EIZ; it concerns all accessible databases, which process and store documents in an electronic form
Erasmus – a programme of EU specializing in mobility and university sector cooperation (http://czs.muni.cz/cs/erasmus-at-mu)
ESF – European Social Fund – a grant financial instrument of EU (http://www.esfcr.cz/)
Evaluation – a process of evaluation and assessment; an instrument often used in the field of VaV1
European Documentation Centre – an integral part of a library, which provides information about European Union and its politics
EEA2 financial mechanism and Norway Grants – grant programmes of European non-EU countries (http://vyzkum.rect.muni.cz/cs/mezinarodni-schemata/ehp_norsko)
FRVŠ – Higher Education Development Fund; regards grants aimed at pedagogical activities (http://www.frvs.cz/)
Fulltext – accessing a whole document online
GAČR – The Grant Agency of the Czech Republic; an agency supporting projects in the area of of VaV (http://www.gacr.cz/)
H-index of an author – to put it simply, it is a calculation based on citation responses detected by a database (e.g. WoK and SCOPUS), referring to publications registered in the databasis at the level of the whole record
Habilitation procedure – enables usage of degree of an associate professor (doc.) in a particular science (http://science.law.muni.cz/content/cs/vedeckovyzkumna-cinnost/kvalifikacni-rizeni/)
Horizont 2020 – a financial instrument of EU for funding research in between 2014 and 2020 (http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=home)
Impact factor – hereinafter called IF; represents an average number of a periodical’s citations. IF is not assigned to an author but to a periodical.
R&D Information system3 – an information system of the public administration for a collection, processing, publication and utilization of information about VaV supported by public budgets (http://www.vyzkum.cz/FrontClanek.aspx?idsekce=610)
ISEP4 – an information system for records of MU’s projects (https://inet.muni.cz/app/index.jsp?id=veda)
IVF – The International Visegrad fund; a financial mechanism of the Visegrad Group countries (http://visegradfund.org/)
Jean Monnet – a part of LLP5 programme under European Union, which supports education and research relating to European integration issues (http://www.naep.cz/index.php?a=view-project-folder&project_folder_id=83)
Cataloguing – processing and inserting monography and periodical data into MU Union Catalogue (www.aleph.muni.cz)
Qualification procedure – a habilitation procedure or a professor appointment procedure (http://science.law.muni.cz/content/cs/vedeckovyzkumna-cinnost/kvalifikacni-rizeni/)
Marie Curie Actions – actions under FP76 (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions)
Metadata – information about data from monographies and periodicals saved in an electronic catalogue
Monitoring indicators – a check tool monitoring fulfillment of a project in a form of quantified unitary expressions
Monitoring report – an operating or final report treating the development of a project and documenting correctness of its fulfillment; submitted to the grant provider
Monography – an expert book which holds all the identificational belongings (ISBN, reviews, professional publishers)
MVS7 – an interlibrary circulating service provided by Central Library of Prf8 (the books unavailable in Central Library of PrF can be borrowed from another library in the Czech Republic)
MMVS9 – an international interlibrary service (see MVS; concerns borrowing a book from another library worldwide)
Academic Qualifications and Quality Office – a department of Rector’s Office which administers mainly qualification proceedings, MU Scientific Board, awards and honours, and MU Repository (http://akad.rect.muni.cz/)
Development Office – a department of Rector’s Office which administers especially Structural Funds projects (http://projekty.rect.muni.cz/)
Research Office – a department of Rector’s Office which primarily administers VaV projects and activities not falling within the above mentioned departments (http://vyzkum.rect.muni.cz/)
OP LZZ – The Human Resources and Employment Operational Programme administered by MPSV10 (http://www.esfcr.cz/07-13/oplzz)
OP VaVpl – Operational Programme
OP VK – Education for Competetiveness Operational Programme administered by MŠMT11 (http://www.msmt.cz/strukturalni-fondy/op-vpk-obdobi-2007-2013)
OPAC12 – a comprehensive catalogue for readers of MU (http://www.aleph.muni.cz)
Periodical – a scholarly/expert journal which is serialised at least twice a year, once in a month at the most though (i.e. monthly)
Project fiche – an instrument facilitating formulation of project proposals (http://www.law.muni.cz/dokumenty/13054)
Publicity – an instrument for compulsory notifications about financial resources
The Research, Development and Innovation Council – an expert and advisory body to the Government of the Czech Republic (http://www.vyzkum.cz/FrontClanek.aspx?idsekce=496)
The Projects Council of PrF MU– an advisory and subsidiary body of the faculty’s dean
MU Repository – a system which is instrumental to gathering and archiving works published by MU employees
RIV13 – a collection of informatition about results of research and development projects (http://www.isvav.cz/h11/)
RP MŠMT – development projects of MŠMT (http://projekty.rect.muni.cz/cs/rozvojove-projekty)
RSS channel – is used to register for withdrawal of news on a web site that enables RSS channel
Professor appointment procedure – enables usage of degree of a professor (prof.) in a particular science (http://science.law.muni.cz/content/cs/vedeckovyzkumna-cinnost/kvalifikacni-rizeni/)
Background research – searching devoted to a particular topic (databases, catalogues etc., web)
List of Reviewed and not impacted periodicals14 – a list of periodicals which Council for Evaluation of Published Works assessed as the highest rated periodicals (http://www.vyzkum.cz/FrontClanek.aspx?idsekce=495942)
Serials – used in OPAC for periodicals; full texts of the Acts, yearbooks
SCOPUS – a database with fulltext documents; H index is indicated by authors’ names
SFX – an instrument which is used by databases for a complete menu of added services for a certain document
Memorial volume – a publication compiled from all chosen submissions presented at conferences and other events of a similar kind
Structural Funds – EU fund bodies (http://www.strukturalni-fondy.cz/)
Student competitions – at PrF e.g. Ius Et Societas, Moot Court, SVOČ15 (http://science.law.muni.cz/content/cs/svoc-a-dalsi-souteze/)
TAČR – Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (http://www.tacr.cz/)
Technology transfer – bilateral transfer of knowledge in between research and commercial spheres
Defensibility – an instrument for monitoring ongoing activities of projects after their official termination
Central Library of PrF MU – the faculty library, which provides librarian and informational services
VaV – science and research
Scientific Board – one of the universities’ and faculties’ bodies (http://akad.rect.muni.cz/cs/vedecka-rada-mu)
MU University honours – honourable doctorates, university medals etc. (http://akad.rect.muni.cz/cs/ceny-a-vyznamenani/vyznamenani-mu)
Call – an instrument informing potential dotation receivers about announcing dotation possibility
Web of Knowledge – also abbreviated as WoK citation database; provides electronic information resources (EIZ16); a Thomson Reuters product; it is the only one to assign impact factor (IF) to periodicals (http://apps.webofknowledge.com/WOS_GeneralSearch_input.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&SID=R2hbGOF3eKM8eIjAHge&preferencesSaved=&highlighted_tab=WOS)
Web of Science – abbreviated as WoS; a former term for Web of Knowledge

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