This glossary is intended to be a guide to research administration related terms. The terms defined here are typically used industry-wide. Where applicable, terms specific to or used differently within the NU community are indicated in the definition. NU-RES SOPs and other documentation will refer to this glossary in lieu of re-defining terms.

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Last Updated on January 15, 2021