Useful Acronyms

Acronym Definition
45 CFR 46 Code of Federal Regulation
AAMC American Association of Medical Colleges
AE Adverse Event
BSL Biosafety Level
CCM Center for Comparative Medicine
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
CMC Contaminated Materials Container
COI Conflict of Interest
CIOMS Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences
CRA Clinical Research Associate
CRC Clinical Research Coordinator
CTC Clinical Trials Coordinator or Clinical Trials Office
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DEQ Department of Environmental Quality
DHEW Department of Health, Education and Welfare
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DOD U.S. Department of Defense
DOR Division of Research
DSMB Data and Safety Monitoring Board
DSMP Data and Safety Monitoring Plan
EH&S Environmental Health and Safety
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FWA Federal Wide Assurance
GCP Good Clinical Practice
GCRC General Clinical Research Center
GLP Good Laboratory Practices
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice
HHS Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
ICF Informed Consent Form
IDE Investigational Device Exemptions
IND Investigational New Drug Application
IO Institutional Official
IRB Institutional Review Board
IRB-HS Health Sciences IRB
IRB-SB Social and Behavioral IRB
LAR Legally Authorized Representative
MTA Material Transfer Agreement
NABR National Association for Biomedical Research
NBAC National Bioethics Advisory Commission
NCI National Cancer Institute
NCI-CIRB National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board
NCI-PCIRB National Cancer Institute Pediatric Central Inst. Review Board
NDA New Drug Application
NGA Notice of Grant Award
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIH-NRSA National Research Service Award
NLM National Library of Medicine
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRC National Research Council
NSF National Science Foundation
OHRP Office for Human Research Protections
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ORED Office of Research and Economic Development
ORI Office of Research Integrity
PHI Protected Health Information
PHRP Partnership for Human Research Protection, Inc.
PHS Public Health Service
PI Principal Investigator
PRIM&R Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
RCR Responsible Conduct of Research
SAE Serious Adverse Event
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
USDA United States Department of Agriculture