UI/HSO/IRB Acronym Dictionary (2024)


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See also: Medical Terms in Lay Language

AAHRPP: Association for the Accreditation of Human Subjects Research Protections Programs
ACOS: Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development (VA)
ACRP: Association of Clinical Research Professionals
ADR: Adverse Drug Reaction
AE: Adverse Event
AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AHA: American Heart Association
AIHFS: American Indian Health & Family Services
AO: Administrative Officer for Research and Development (VA AO R&D)
AR: Army Regulation (Army)
ARTEP: Army Training and Evaluation Program (Army)
ASD (R&E): Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (Department of Defense)
ASD (HA): Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (DoD)
ASG, FP: Assistant Surgeon General, Force Projection

BIOMED: Biomedical

CALGB: Cancer and Leukemia Group B
CBD: Commerce Business Daily
CDA: Confidential Disclosure Agreement
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CE: Covered Entity
CFDA: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
CIP: Certified IRB Professional
CIRB: Central Institutional Review Board
CITI: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
CIRO: Clinical Investigation Regulatory Office (Army)
CNR: Chief of Naval Research (Navy)
COC: Certificate of Confidentiality
COGR: Council on Governmental Relations
COI: Conflict of Interest
COS: Community of Science
CR: Common Rule
CRA: Clinical Research Associate
CRC: Clinical Research Coordinator
CRF: Case Report Form
CRO: Clinical Research Organization/Contract Research Organization
CSR: Center for Scientific Review (National Institutes of Health)
CTO: Clinical Trials Office
CTSU: Cancer Trials Support Unit

DA: Department of the Army (Army)
DDR&E: Department of Defense Research and Engineering (Army & Navy)
​DEA: Drug Enforcement Administration
DEd: Department of Education
DEO: Departmental Executive Officer
DFARS: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DHHS: Department of Health and Human Services
DMC: Data Monitoring Committee
DoD: Department of Defense
DoDD: Department of Defense Directive
DoDI: Department of Defense Instruction
DOE: Department of Energy
DOI: Department of the Interior
DOJ: Department of Justice
DoN: Department of Navy
DOT: Department of Transportation
DoSA: Delegation of Signature Authority
DSMB: Data Safety Monitoring Board
DSMP: Data Safety Monitoring Plan
DSP: Division of Sponsored Programs
DTF: Dental Treatment Facility (DoD)
DUA: Data Use Agreement

ECOG: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
EHS: Environmental Health and Safety
EIN: Entity Identification Number
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
ESCRO: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee
ERA: Electronic Research Administration
EUA: Emergency Use Authorization

FAR: Federal Acquisition Regulations
FDA: Food & Drug Administration
FDAAA:Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FOIA: Freedom of Information Act
FIC: Fogarty International Center (NIH)
FTE: Full Time Employee
FWA: Federal Wide Assurance
FY: Fiscal Year

GAO: Grant Accounting Office
GCP: Good Clinical Practice
GOG: Gynecologic Oncology Group
GPC: Greater Plains Collaborative
GWAS: Genome-Wide Association Studies

HDE: Humanitarian Device Exemption
HHS: Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPA: Human Protections Administrator
HRPP: Human Research Protections Program
HRPO: Human Research Protections Official
HSA: Health Resources and Services Administration
HSC: U.S. Army Health Services Command
HSO: Human Subjects Office
HSRD: Human Subjects Research Determinations form (in HawkIRB)
HUD: Humanitarian Use Device

IAA: IRB Authorization Agreement
IACUC​:Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IB: Investigational Brochure
IBC: Investigational Biologics Committee
ICF: Individual Con sent Form/Institutional Consent Form/Informed Consent Form
ICH: International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use
IDE: Investigational Device Exemption
IIA: IndividualInvestigator Agreement
IND: Investigational New Drug
IO: Institutional Official
IRB: Institutional Review Board

JAG: Judge Advocate to the General (Army)
​JOC: Joint Office of Compliance (Research Billing)
JIT: Just In Time

LAR: Legally Authorized Representative

MACOM: Major Army Command
MFR: Memorandum for Record (Army)
MOD: Modification form (in HawkIRB)
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
MRPC: Medical Radiation Protection Committee
MTA: Material Transfer Agreement
MTDC: Modified Total Direct Costs
MTF: Medical Treatment Facility (DoD)

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NABR: National Association for Biomedical Research
NBAC: National Bioethics Advisory Commission
NCCAM: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH)
NCE: No Cost Extension
NCI: National Cancer Institute (NIH)
NCI-CIRB: National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board
NCPHSBBR: National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research
NCMHD: National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH)
NCURA: National Council of University Research Administrators
NDA: New Drug Application
NDA: Non-disclosure Agreement
NEI: National Eye Institute (NIH)
NEA: National Endowment for the Arts
NEH: National Endowment for the Humanities
NGA: Notice of Grant Award
NHGRI: National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH)
NHLBI: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH)
NHRPAC: National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee
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 on Drug Abuse (NIH)
NIEHS: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (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)
NP: New Project form (in HawkIRB)
NRC: Nursing Research Committee
NRSA: National Research Service Award (NIH)
NSABP: National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
NSF: National Science Foundation
NSR: Non-significant Risk (device determination)

ODDR&E: Office of the Department of Defense Research and Engineering
​OGA: Office of Grants and Contracts Administration
OHRP: Office of Human Research Protections
OMB: Office of Management and Budget
ONR: Office of Naval Research
OPRR: Office for Protection from Research Risks (Navy)
OSD: Office of the Secretary of the Defense (DoD)
OVPR: Office of the Vice President for Research

PA: Program Announcement
PCORI: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
PHI: Protected Health Information
PHS: Public Health Service
PI: Principal Investigator
PMA: Pre-Market Approval (FDA)
POC: Point of Contact
POG: Pediatric Oncology Group
PRIM&R: Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research
PRMC: Protocol Review & Monitoring Committee (Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center)
PRS:Protocol Registration and Results System (ClinicalTrials.gov)
P&T: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee

QA: Quality Assurance
QI: Quality Improvement
QIP: Quality Improvement Program

RAC: Research Advisory Committee
RAH: Research Administration Handbook
RCR: Responsible Conduct of Research
RCT: Randomized Control Trial
RDT&E: Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (DoD)
REF: Reportable Event Form (in HawkIRB)
RFA/RFP: Request for Applications / Request for Proposals
RPPR: Research Performance Progress Report (NIH)

SAM: System for Award Management
SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
SACHRP: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protection
SAE: Serious Adverse Event
SBER: Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research
SBIR/STTR: Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer
SECNAV: Secretary of the Navy
SECNAVIST: Secretary of the Navy Instruction
sIRB: Single IRB of Record
SOP: Standard Operating Procedures
SOW: Statement of Work (Navy)
SPIN: Sponsored Programs Information Network
SPRIE: Sponsored Programs Research Information Electronically

TDC: Total Direct Costs
TIC: Technology Innovation Center
TSG: The Surgeon General (Army)

USAMEDCOM: United States Army Medical Command
USAMMDA: United States Army Medical Material Development Activity
USAMRMC: United States Army Medical Research and Material Command
USAR: United States Army Reserve
U.S.C.: United States Code
USD(A): Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (Army)
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
USD(P&R): Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (DoD)
UIRIS: University of Iowa Research Information System

VA: Department of Veterans Affairs
VAHSC: VA Health Services Center
VPRED: Vice President for Research and Economic Development

WCG: Western IRB-Copernicus Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WMA: World Medical Association

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