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Research Administration

Common Acronyms

A&R Alteration and Renovation
ACF Administration for Children and Families
ACH Automated Clearinghouse
AHQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AIA American Institute of Architects
AoA Administration on Aging
AOR Authorized Organization Representative
AREA Academic Research and Enhancement Award
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ASAP Automated Standard Application for Payment
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
BSO Biological Safety Officer
CAS Cost Accounting Standards
CDA Career Development Award
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDRL Contract Data Requirement Lists
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGMO Chief Grants Management Officer
CLIN Contract Line Item Number
CM Construction Manager
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
COR Career Opportunities in Research Education and Training Program
COTR Contracting Officer Technical Representative
CR Cost Reimbursable
CRA Certified Research Administrator
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
CSR Center for Scientific Review
DCA Division of Cost Allocation, HHS
DCIS Departmental Contracts Information System
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DEAS Division of Extramural Activities Support, NIH
DEITR Division of Extramural Inventions & Technology Resources, OPERA, OER, NIH
DES Department of Engineering Services, NIH
DFAS Division of Financial Advisory Services, NIH
DGCO Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight, OPERA, OER, NIH
DGP Division of Grants Policy, OPERA, OER, NIH
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
DoC Department of Commerce
DOC Department of Commerce
DoD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DoEd Department of Education
DoL Department of Labor
DPI Division of Program Integrity, OMA, NIH
DPM Division of Payment Management, HHS
DRR Division of Receipt and Referral, CSR
DSMB Data and Safety Monitoring Board
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System
EA Environmental Assessment
eFSR/FFR Electronic Financial Status Report/Federal Financial Report
EIN Entity Identification Number
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EO Executive Order
EO Executive Order
eRA Electronic Research Administration
ERA Electronic Research Administration
ESI Early Stage Investigator
eSNAP Electronic Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process
eSRS Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System
F&A Facilities and Administrative (costs)
F&A Facilities and Administrative Costs
FAC Federal Audit Clearinghouse
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation
FCOI Financial Conflict of Interest
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDAAA Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act
FDP Federal Demonstration Partnership
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FFATA Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act
FFP Firm Fixed Price
FFR Federal Financial Report (SF425)
FIC Fogarty International Center
FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement
FOI Freedom of Information
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FP Fixed Price
FSR Financial Status Report (SF 269 or 269A)
fSRS Federal Subcontracting Reporting System
FTR Federal Travel Regulation
FWA Federalwide Assurance
FY Fiscal Year
FYI For Your Information
GAO Government Accounting Office
GeMCRIS Genetic Modification Clinical Research Information System
GMO Grants Management Officer
GMS Grants Management Specialist
GPO Government Printing Office
GPS Global Positioning System
GSA General Services Administration
GSA Government Services Agency
GWAS Genome-wide Association
HBCU Historically Black College & University
hESC Human Embryonic Stem Cells
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HSI Hispanic Serving Institution
HVAC Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
IBS Institutional Base Salary
IC Institute or Center
IDE Investigational Device Exception
IDIQ Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity
IHS Indian Health Service
IND Investigational New Drug
IP Intellectual Property
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Act
IPF Institutional Profile File
IPF Institutional Profile File
IR&D Independent Research and Development
IRB Institutional Review Board
IRG Initial Review Group
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IVF Invitro Fertilization
K award Career Award
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
LOI Letter of Intent
MARCU*STAR Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research Program
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MSI Minority Serving Institution
MTA Material Transfer Agreement
MTDC Modified Total Direct Costs
NA Not applicable
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NCRR National Center for Research Resources
NCURA National Council of University Research Administrators
NDA Nondisclosure Agreement
NEARC National External Audit Review Center, OIG
NEI National Eye Institute
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NFI Notice of Federal Interest
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NHSC National Health Service Corps
NICHD Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
NIDCR Craniofacial Research
NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIH MSID NIH manuscript submission reference number
NIHGPS National Institutes of Health Grants Policy Statement
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health
NINR National Institute on Nursing Research
NLM National Library of Medicine
NoA Notice of Award
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSF National Science Foundation
NTIS National Technical Information Service
OBA Office of Biotechnology Activities, NIH
OCR Office for Civil Rights, HHS
OEP Office of Extramural Programs, OER, NIH
OER Office of Extramural Research, NIH
OFCCP Compliance Programs, DoL
OFM Office of Financial Management, NIH
OHRP Office for Human Research Protections, HHS
OIG Office of the Inspector General
OIR Office of Intramural Research, NIH
OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
OMA Office of Management Assessment, NIH
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ONR Office of Naval Research
OPERA Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, OER, NIH
OPHS Office of Public Health and Science
ORI Office of Research Integrity, HHS
OSC Other Significant Contributor
P.L. Public Law
PA Program Announcement
PAR Program Announcement with Special Review Criteria
PD/PI Program Director/Principal Investigator
PDF Portable Document Format
PHS Public Health Service
PIA Proprietary Information Agreement
PMC PubMed Central
PMCID PubMed Central Identification/reference number
PMS Payment Management System, HHS
PO Purchase Order
PO Program Official
PSC Payback Service Center, NIH, or Program Support Center, HHS
R&D Research and Development
R&R Research and Related
RCR Responsible Conduct of Research
RePORT Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool
RFA Request For Applications
RFP Request For Proposals
S&W Salaries and Wages
S&W Salary and Wage Base
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SBA Small Business Administration
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research Program
SEP Special Emphasis Panel
SF Standard Form
SNAP Award Process
SO Signing Official
SOW Statement of Work
SPOC State Single Point of Contact
SRA Society of Research Administrators
SRG Scientific Review Group
SRO Scientific Review Officer
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer Program
T&E Time and Effort
TCU Tribal Colleges and Universities
TDC Total Direct Costs
TFF Total Federal Funds
TVPA Trafficking Victims Protection Act
USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USPS United States Postal Service
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
VAMC VA Medical Center
VHA Veterans Health Administration
WAWF Wide Area Work Flow
WIC Women, Infants and Children