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Acronym List

* List of common acronyms and their name

Acronym Name
AAALAC Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
AAHRPP Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc.
ADAMHA Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration
AHA American Heart Association
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AO Administrative Official
AOR Authorized Organizational Representative
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
BAA Broad Agency Announcement
CASB Cost Accounting Standards Board
CCR Central Contractor Registration Database
CDA Confidential Disclosure Agreement
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDMRP Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (USAMRMC)
CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CITI Collaborative IRB Training Initiative
COB Close of Business
COI Conflict of Interest
COLA Cost of Living Adjustment
COMIRB The Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board
CRA Certified Research Administrator
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
CRISP Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Programs (NIH)
CRO Clinical Research Organization
CSA Clinical Study Agreement or Clinical Trial Agreement
CSR Center for Scientific Review (NIH)
CTA Clinical Study Agreement or Clinical Trial Agreement
CVIP Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (UMB ORD)
DC Direct Costs
DCA Division of Cost Allocation (DHHS)
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DOD Department of Defense
DSMB Data Safety Monitoring Board
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System
EAR Export Administration Regulations
Edison Extramural Invention Information Management System
EIN Entity Identification Number
ERA Electronic Research Administration
eSNAP Electronic Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (NIH)
F&A Facilities and Administrative (Rate or Costs)
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDP Federal Demonstration Partnership
FIC Fogarty International Center, NIH
FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FPR Final Proposal Revision
FSR Financial Status Report
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
FWA Federal-wide Assurance
FY Fiscal Year
GAO General Accounting Office
GMO Grants Management Officer
HBCU Historically Black College or University
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
IDC Indirect costs
IND Investigational New Drug Application
IP Intellectual Property
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignment Agreement
IRB Institutional Review Board
IRG Integrated Review Group (NIH peer review)
ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations
JIT Just-in-Time (NIH)
JPA Joint Personnel Agreement
MBE Minority Business Enterprise
MERIT Method to Extend Research in Time award (NIH)
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MTA Material Transfer Agreement
MTDC Modified Total Direct Costs
NCCAM National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH
NCE No Cost Extension
NCMHD National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH
NCI National Cancer Institute, NIH
NCRR National Center for Research Resources, NIH
NEI National Eye Institute, NIH
NGA Notice of Grant Award
NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
NIA National Institute on Aging, NIH
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
NIAMS National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH
NIBIB National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
NIDCD National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH
NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
NIDA National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Services, NIH
NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
NINR National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
NLM National Library of Medicine, NIH
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
NoA Notice of Award (NIH term)
NRSA National Research Service Award (NIH)
NSF National Science Foundation
OFAC Office of Foreign Assets Control (US Dept of Treasury)
OHRP Office of Human Research Protections (DHHS)
OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH)
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ONR Office of Naval Research
OPERA Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (NIH)
ORWH Office of Research on Womenís Health (NIH)
PA Program Announcement (in context of funding searches)
PA Professional Association
Physicians Association (in context of UMB/UMMS affiliates)
PAR Program Announcement reviewed in an NIH Institute
PD Program Director
PHS Public Health Service
PHS398 Refers to the form used for new and competing renewal applications to the NIH
PHS2590 Refers to the form used for noncompeting continuation applications to the NIH
PI Principal Investigator
PMS Payment Management System
PO Purchase Order
RFA Request for Applications (Grants)
RFP Request for Proposals (Contracts)
RFQ Request for Quote
ROE Report of Expenditures
S2S System-to-System
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research Grant
SBR Small Business Reserve
SF Standard Form (Federal)
SNAP Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (NIH)
SO Signing Official
S&W Salaries and Wages
SOW Scope of Work
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer Grant
TDC Total Direct Costs
UCHSC University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
USAMRMC U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
VA Department of Veteranís Affairs (Federal)
VHA Veteranís Health Administration (Federal)
VSA Visiting Scientist/Scholar Agreement
WBE Womenís Business Enterprise
WHO World Health Organization
WOC Without Compensation
YTD Year to Date