Master List of Research Acronyms

This document contains a list of research related acronyms.

Research Acronym List



45 CFR 46 Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Research Subjects (Common Rule)
AAALAC Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International
AAAS American Association of the Advancement of Science
AALAS American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
AAHRPP Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
ABSA American Biological Safety Association
ABSO Assistant Biosafety Officer
ACAPAC All Campus Animal Planning and Advisory Committee
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ACRQ Animal Contact Risk Questionnaire
ACUC Animal Care and Use Committee
AE Adverse Event
ALRA Annual Leave Reserve Account
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service- the division of the USDA that inspects facilities for compliance with AWARs
ARC Animal Resources Center- central animal operations unit that staffs that animal facilities overseen by the School of Veterinary Medicine ACUC
ARL Academic Research License
ARO Alternate Responsible Official
ARROW Application for Review of Research Oversight at Wisconsin- online protocol application system for IACUC, IBC, IRB, and SCRO
ART Animal Research Technician- the common title for the classified staff who provide daily husbandry care to animals in campus vivaria
ATS Animal Transfer Station
AU Annual Update for Animal Protocols
AUTM Association of University Technology Managers
AV Attending Veterinarian- a position defined in the AWA having comprehensive authority over animal care
AWA Animal Welfare Act- the law passed by Congress in 1966
AWAR Animal Welfare Act Regulations-provides details for compliance and penalties under the AWA
BAA Business Associate Agreement
BBP Bloodborne Pathogen
Bio-ARROW ARROW for Biosafety
BL Biological Laboratory
BMBL Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
BSC Biosafety Cabinet
BSL Biosafety Level- BSL1 (least safeguards), BSL2, BSL3, BSL4 (most safeguards)
BSO Biosafety Officer
CAD Clean Air Device
CALS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
CCV Chief Campus Veterinarian- the title equivalent to the AV on campus; the CCV is the overall supervisor of all RARC veterinary staff and direction of animal care
CDA Confidential Disclosure Agreement
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHP Chemical Hygiene Plan
CIC Committee on Institutional Cooperation
CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
CoE College of Engineering
COI Conflict of Interest
CO-I Co-investigator
COGR Council on Government Relations
CoP Change of Protocol Application
CR Continuing Review Protocol Application Registry
CTA Clinical Trial Agreement
D2P Discovery to Product
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DATCP Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DoIT Division of Information Technology
DOE Department of Energy
DoEd Department of Education (ED)
DOD Department of Defense
DUA Dual Use Agreement
DURC Dual Use Research of Concern
EcRT Effort Certification and Reporting Technology (Effort Certification Tool)
Ed/SBS IRB Education and Social/Behavioral Science Institutional Review Board
EHS Environmental Health and Safety
F Award NIH Fellowship Award (ex. F31)
F&A Facilities and Administrative Costs (overhead and indirect cost)
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FFS Fee for Service
FIFI Find It, Fix It- embodies the approach of the Animal Program Assessment Specialists, employees at RARC, who work in-depth to identify and address areas that need attention throughout the animal program; the approach is pro-active quality assessment/post approval monitoring rather than punitive or fault finding.
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FP&M Facilities Planning and Management
FSR Financial State Report
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FUA Facility Use Agreement
FWA Federal Wide Assurance
GCP Good Clinical Practice
GLP Good Laboratory Practice
GMO Genetically Modified Organism
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice
GPR General Purpose Revenue
GSSS Graduate School Seminar Series
HAZCOM Hazard Communication
HAZMAT Hazardous Materials
HBP Herpes B Potential
hESCs Human Embryonic Stem Cells
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
hPSCs Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
HRP Human Research Protection
HRPP Human Research Protection Program
HS IRB Health Sciences Institutional Review Board
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee- institutional oversight body to ensure compliance with animal welfare regulations
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
ICOI Institutional Conflict of Interest
ICTR Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
IDC Indirect Costs
IDR Invention Disclosure Report
iPSCs Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
IO Institutional Official
IR Initial Review Application
IRB Institutional Review Board- institutional oversight for human subjects research
IRES Integrating Research Ethics and Scholarship
ITIS Integrated Taxonomic Information System ( provides taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes (IACUC-ARROW species data source)
JIT Just in Time
K Award NIH Career Development Award (ex. K12)
L & S College of Letters and Science
LAR Laboratory Animal Resources- central animal operations unit that staffs the animal facilities overseen by the SMPH IACUC
LDS Limited Data Set
MERI Madison Environmental Resources Incorporated
MIR Morgridge Institute for Research
MTA (in/out) Material Transfer Agreement (incoming or outgoing)
MR IRB Minimal Risk Institutional Review Board (Health Sciences)
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NCE No Cost Extension
NCURA National Council of University Research Administrators
NDA Non-Disclosure Agreement
NFA Non-Funded Agreement
NHP Non-Human Primate
NRSA National Research Service Award
NSF National Science Foundation
OAR Outside Activity Report
OBA Office of Biotechnology Activities
OBS Office of Biological Safety- PIs submit biosafety protocols to the OBS
OCR Office of Corporate Relations
OHRP Office for Human Research Protections
OIP Office of Industrial Partnerships
OLA Office of Legal Affairs
OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare- the office of the NIH that oversees and enforces compliance with the PHS Policy: The Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ORI Office of Research Integrity
ORP Office of Research Policy
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy
P Award NIH Program Project/ Center Grants (ex. P51)
PA Project Associate
PAM Post Approval Monitor
PHI Public Health Information
PI Principal Investigator
PIM/OPIM Potentially Infectious Material/ Other Potentially Infectious Material
PLuS Protocol Look-up System
PPR Personal Protective Equipment
PRC Pharmaceutical Research Center
PRIMR Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
PVL Position Vacancy Listing
QCOAC Quality and Compliance Oversight and Advisory Committee
QCOC Quality and Compliance Operations Committee
R Award NIH Research Project Grant Program (ex. R01)
RA Research Associate
RAC Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee
RARC Research Animal Resources Center
RCR Responsible Conduct of Research
RFP Request for Proposal
RIO Research Integrity Officer
RO Responsible Official
RPAC Research Policy Advisory Committee
RSC Research Safety Committee
RSP Research and Sponsored Programs
SA Select Agent
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
SC Stem Cell
SCRO Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee
SDS Safety Data Sheet
SEED State Economic Engagement and Development Research Program
SFS Shared Financial System
SMPH School of Medicine and Public Health
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SRA Sponsored Research Agreement
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer
SVM School of Veterinary Medicine
T Award NIH Research Training Award (ex. T32)
TA Teaching Assistant
TRO Trustworthiness and Reliability Officer
UA Unanticipated Problem
UG Uniform Guidance
UI/GUI User Interface/ Graphical User Interface
UIDP University-Industry Demonstration Partnership
URA University Research Association, Inc
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USP United States Pharmacopeia
UWCCC UW Carbone Cancer Center
UX User Experience
VCRGE Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
VMO Veterinary Medical Officer- an employee of APHIS who at least annually insects animal facilities for compliance with AWARs
WARF Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
WICTC Wisconsin Center for Technology Commercialization
WID Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
WID/MIR Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery/Morgridge Institute for Research
WIMR Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
WISPER Electronic Routing System for Extramural Applications and Agreements
WISDM Wisconsin Data Mart- shared financial information is loaded into this portal


UW-Madison Funding Codes in WISDM:

  • 101: State General Purpose Revenue Funds
  • 133: Non-Federal Funds
  • 135: WARF Funds
  • 136: Revenue Producing Activity Funds
  • 144: Federal Funds
  • 150: Overhead (IDC) Return Funds
  • 233: Gift Funds

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