Common Acronyms

A&RAlteration and Renovation
ACFAdministration for Children and Families
ACHAutomated Clearinghouse
AHQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AIAAmerican Institute of Architects
AoAAdministration on Aging
AORAuthorized Organization Representative
AREAAcademic Research and Enhancement Award
ARRAAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ASAPAutomated Standard Application for Payment
ASHRAEAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
BSOBiological Safety Officer
CASCost Accounting Standards
CDACareer Development Award
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CDRLContract Data Requirement Lists
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CGMOChief Grants Management Officer
CLINContract Line Item Number
CMConstruction Manager
CMSCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CORCareer Opportunities in Research Education and Training Program
COTRContracting Officer Technical Representative
CRCost Reimbursable
CRACertified Research Administrator
CRADACooperative Research and Development Agreement
CSRCenter for Scientific Review
DCADivision of Cost Allocation, HHS
DCISDepartmental Contracts Information System
DEADrug Enforcement Administration
DEASDivision of Extramural Activities Support, NIH
DEITRDivision of Extramural Inventions & Technology Resources, OPERA, OER, NIH
DESDepartment of Engineering Services, NIH
DFASDivision of Financial Advisory Services, NIH
DGCODivision of Grants Compliance and Oversight, OPERA, OER, NIH
DGPDivision of Grants Policy, OPERA, OER, NIH
DHSDepartment of Homeland Security
DNADeoxyribonucleic acid
DoCDepartment of Commerce
DoDDepartment of Defense
DoEDepartment of Energy
DoEdDepartment of Education
DoLDepartment of Labor
DPIDivision of Program Integrity, OMA, NIH
DPMDivision of Payment Management, HHS
DRRDivision of Receipt and Referral, CSR
DSMBData and Safety Monitoring Board
DUNSData Universal Numbering System
EAEnvironmental Assessment
eFSR/FFRElectronic Financial Status Report/Federal Financial Report
EINEntity Identification Number
EISEnvironmental Impact Statement
EOExecutive Order
eRAElectronic Research Administration
ESIEarly Stage Investigator
eSNAPElectronic Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process
eSRSElectronic Subcontracting Reporting System
F&AFacilities and Administrative Costs
FACFederal Audit Clearinghouse
FARFederal Acquisition Regulation
FCOIFinancial Conflict of Interest
FDAFood and Drug Administration
FDAAAFood and Drug Administration Amendments Act
FDPFederal Demonstration Partnership
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency
FFATAFederal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act
FFPFirm Fixed Price
FFRFederal Financial Report (SF425)
FICFogarty International Center
FICAFederal Insurance Contributions Act
FOAFunding Opportunity Announcement
FOIFreedom of Information
FOIAFreedom of Information Act
FPFixed Price
FSRFinancial Status Report (SF 269 or 269A)
fSRSFederal Subcontracting Reporting System
FTRFederal Travel Regulation
FWAFederalwide Assurance
FYFiscal Year
FYIFor Your Information
GAGrants Administrator/Associate/Assistant
GAOGovernment Accounting Office
GeMCRISGenetic Modification Clinical Research Information System
GMOGrants Management Officer
GMSGrants Management Specialist
GPOGovernment Printing Office
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GSAGeneral Services Administration
GSAGovernment Services Agency
GWASGenome-wide Association
HBCUHistorically Black College & University
hESCHuman Embryonic Stem Cells
HHSDepartment of Health and Human Services
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HRSAHealth Resources and Services Administration
HSIHispanic Serving Institution
HVACHeating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
IACUCInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IBCInstitutional Biosafety Committee
IBSInstitutional Base Salary
ICInstitute or Center
IDCIndirect Costs
IDEInvestigational Device Exception
IDIQIndefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity
IHSIndian Health Service
INDInvestigational New Drug
IPIntellectual Property
IPAIntergovernmental Personnel Act
IPFInstitutional Profile File
IR&DIndependent Research and Development
IRBInstitutional Review Board
IRGInitial Review Group
IRSInternal Revenue Service
IVFInvitro Fertilization
K awardCareer Award
Kirschstein-
NRSA
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
LOILetter of Intent
MARCU*STARMinority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research Program
MOAMemorandum of Agreement
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MSIMinority Serving Institution
MTAMaterial Transfer Agreement
MTDCModified Total Direct Costs
NANot applicable
NASNational Academy of Sciences
NCRRNational Center for Research Resources
NCURANational Council of University Research Administrators
NDANondisclosure Agreement
NEARCNational External Audit Review Center, OIG
NEINational Eye Institute
NEPANational Environmental Policy Act
NFINotice of Federal Interest
NFPANational Fire Protection Association
NHSCNational Health Service Corps
NICHDEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
NIDCRNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
NIDCRCraniofacial Research
NIGMSNational Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NIH MSIDNIH manuscript submission reference number
NIHGPSNational Institutes of Health Grants Policy Statement
NIMHNational Institute of Mental Health
NINRNational Institute on Nursing Research
NLMNational Library of Medicine
NoANotice of Award
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSFNational Science Foundation
NTISNational Technical Information Service
OBAOffice of Biotechnology Activities, NIH
OCROffice for Civil Rights, HHS
OEPOffice of Extramural Programs, OER, NIH
OEROffice of Extramural Research, NIH
OFCCPCompliance Programs, DoL
OFMOffice of Financial Management, NIH
OHRPOffice for Human Research Protections, HHS
OIGOffice of the Inspector General
OIROffice of Intramural Research, NIH
OLAWOffice of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
OMAOffice of Management Assessment, NIH
OMBOffice of Management and Budget
ONROffice of Naval Research
OPERAOffice of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, OER, NIH
OPHSOffice of Public Health and Science
ORIOffice of Research Integrity, HHS
OSCOther Significant Contributor
P.L.Public Law
PAProject Administrator
PAProgram Announcement
PARProgram Announcement with Special Review Criteria
PD/PIProgram Director/Principal Investigator
PDFPortable Document Format
PHSPublic Health Service
PIAProprietary Information Agreement
PMCPubMed Central
PMCIDPubMed Central Identification/reference number
PMSPayment Management System, HHS
POPurchase Order
POProgram Official
PSCPayback Service Center, NIH, or Program Support Center, HHS
R&DResearch and Development
R&RResearch and Related
RCRResponsible Conduct of Research
RePORTResearch Portfolio Online Reporting Tool
RFARequest For Applications
RFPRequest For Proposals
S&WSalaries and Wages
S&WSalary and Wage Base
SAMHSASubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SBASmall Business Administration
SBIRSmall Business Innovation Research Program
SEPSpecial Emphasis Panel
SFStandard Form
SNAPAward Process
SOSigning Official
SOWStatement of Work
SPOCState Single Point of Contact
SRASociety of Research Administrators
SRGScientific Review Group
SROScientific Review Officer
SROSponsored Research Officer
STTRSmall Business Technology Transfer Program
T&ETime and Effort
TCUTribal Colleges and Universities
TDCTotal Direct Costs
TFFTotal Federal Funds
TVPATrafficking Victims Protection Act
USCISUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
USDAUnited States Department of Agriculture
USPSUnited States Postal Service
VADepartment of Veterans Affairs
VAMCVA Medical Center
VHAVeterans Health Administration
WAWFWide Area Work Flow
WICWomen, Infants and Children