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Research Administration Acronyms:

Acronym, Abbreviation, InitialismMeaning
AAALACAssociation for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International
AFOSRAir Force Office of Scientific Research
AFRIUSDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
AORAuthorized Organizational Representative
APAccounts Payable
APHISAnimal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
AREANIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
ARLAccess Rights List
ARRAAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act
ASSISTNIH Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST)
ATUMAssociation of University Technology Managers
AWAAnimal Welfare Act (1966)
AWARsAnimal Welfare Act Regulations
AYAcademic Year
BAABroad Agency Announcement
BCRBudget Change Request
BISBureau of Industry and Security (Commerce Department)
BOKBody of Knowledge
BSLBiosafety Level
BSOBiosafety Officer
CAGECommercial And Government Entity
CASCost Accounting Standards
CASCost Accounting Standards
CCLCommerce Control List
CDAConfidential Disclosure Agreement
CDCCenter for Disease Control
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CDHColorado Department of Health
CDOWColorado Department of Wildlife
CFDACatalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFRCode of Federal Requlations
CITICollaborative Institutional Training Initiative
CNCSCorporation for National and Community Service
COECost of Education
COCConflict of Commitment
COGRCouncil on Govermnent Relations
COIConflict of Interest
Co-PICo-Principal Investigator
CRACertified Research administrators
CYCalendar Year
DBADoing Business As
DCDirect Cost
DDTCDirectorate of Defense Trade Controls (State Department)
DHHSDepartment of Health and Human Services
DHSU.S. Department of Homeland Security
DOCU.S. Department of Commerce
DoDDepartment of Defense
DOEU.S. Department of Energy
DOIU.S. Department of Interior
DOJU.S. Department of Justice
DOLU.S. Department of Labor
DOSU.S. Department of State
DS-2Cost Accounting Standards Board Disclosure Statement Form
DSMBData Safety Monitoring Board
DSMPData Safety Monitoring Plan
DUAData Use Agreement
EARExport Administration Regulations (Commerce Department)
EBiz POC Electronic Business Point of Contact
eCFRElectronic Code of Federal Regulations
EDU.S. Department of Education
EHSEnvironmental Health Services
EINEmployer Identification Number
EOExecutive Order
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
EPSCoREstablished (Experimental) Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
eRAElectronic Research Administration
ERIEducation and Research Institute
ESIEarly Stage Investigator
ETExpense Transfer
F&AFacilities & Administration
FAINFederal Award Identification Number
FAPIISFederal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System
FARFederal Acquisition Regulation
FCOIFinancial Conflict of Interest
FDAFood & Drug Administration (Department of Health and Human Services)
FDPFederal Demonstration Partnership
FFATAFederal Financial Accountability & Transparency Act
FFRFederal Financial Report
FOAFunding Opportunity Notice
FOIAFreedom of Information Act
FRFederal Register
FSAPFederal Select Agent Program
FSRS(Federal Financial Accountability & Transparency Act) Subaward Reporting System
FTEFull Time Equivelant
FWAFederal-Wide Assurance # for Human Subjects research
FYFiscal Year
GAAPGenerally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAGASGenerally Accepted Government Auditing Standards
GAOGovernment Accountability Office
GSAGeneral Services Administration
HHSU.S. Department of Health and Human Services (sometimes referred to as DHHS)
HIPPAHealthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996)
HRSHuman Resource Services
HUDU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentIACUC- Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
IACUCInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IBSInstitutional Biosafety Committee
IBSInstitutional Base Salary
ICFInstitutional Commitment Form
ICRIndirect Cost Recovery
IDCIndirect Cost
IDeAInstitution Development Award (NIH)
IDIQIndefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity
iEdisonInteragency Edison
IHEInstitution of Higher Education
IMLSInstitute of Museum and Library Services
IOMIssuance of Modification
IPAIntergovnermental Personnel Agreement
IRB Institutional Review Board (Human subjects)
ITARInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations
LARLaboratory Animal Research
LOILetter of Intent
MDLManagement Decision Letter (audit)
MOAMemorandum of Agreement
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MRDAMentored Reserch Development Award
MRINSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program
MSAMaster Service Agreement
MTAMaterial Transfer Agreement
MTDCModified Total Direct Cost
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCENo-Cost Extention
NCURANational Council of University Research Administrators
NDANon-Disclosure Agreement (Confidentiality Agreement)
NEANational Endowment for the Arts
NEHNational Endowment for the Humanities
NICRANegotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
NIFANational Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NOANotice of Award
NRSAKirschstein National Research Service Awards
NSFNational Science Foundation
NSPIRESNASA Submission and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System
OFACOffice of Foreign Assets Control (Treasury Department)
OHRPOffice of Human Research Protections (HHS)
OITOffice of Information Technology
OLAWOffice of Laboratory Animal Welfare
OMBOffice of Management and Budget
ONROffice of Naval Research
ORCIDOpen Research and Contributor ID (NIH)
ORIOffice of Research Integrity (ORI)
OSPOffice of Science Policy (NIH)
PAProgram Announcement (unsolicited)
PACPersonal Access Code
PAPPGProposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF)
PCSProcurement and Contracting Services
PEPartically Executed
PHIProtected Health Information
PHSPublic Health Service
PIPrincipal Investigator
PMCIDPubMed Central Index
PMSPayment Management System
POProgram Officer
PoPPeriod of Perfomance
PPEPay Period Ending
PRIM&R Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research
PSCProposal Subrecipient Commitment
PSCParticipant Support Costs
PTEPass Through Entity
PUIPredominantly Undergraduate Institution
QAQuality Assurance
R&DResearch & Development
RACCResearch Administrators Certification Council
RCRResponsible Conduct of Research
rDNARecombinant DNA
REUResearch Experience for Undergraduates
RESADM-LResearch Administration Listserv
RFARequest for Applications
RFBRequest for Bid (solicited)
RFPRequest for Proposals (solicited)
RFQRequest for Quotes (solicited)
RIResearch Institution (university or federal lab)
ROResponsible Official
RPGResearch Project Grant
RPPRResearch Performance Progress Report (NIH)
S&WSalaries & Wages
SAMSystem for Award Management
SATSimplified Acquisition Threshold
SBASmall Business Administration
SBIRSmall Business Innovation Research program
SciENcvScience Experts Network and Curriculum Vitae
SFStandard Form
SFISignificant Financial Interest
SNAPStreamlined Non-Competing Award Process (NIH)
SO Signing Official
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
SOWStatement of Work
SOWScope of Work
SPINSponsored Programs Information Network
SPOCSingle Point of Contact
SRAISociety of Research Administrators International
SRG Scientific Review Group (NIH)
SROScientific Review Officer (NIH)
SSASocial Security Administration
STEMScience, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
STTRSmall Business Technology Transfer program
TDCTotal Direct Cost
TREASU.S. Department of the Treasury
UEIUnique Entity Identifier (replaces DUNS)
UGUniform Guidance, Uniform Administrative Requirments
USAIDU.S. Agency for International Development
USCUnited States Code
USDAU.S. Department of Agriculture
USMLU.S. Munitions List (State Department)
VAU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VATValue Added Tax

CSU Specific Research Administration Acronyms:

Acronym, Abbreviation, InitialismMeaning
AAAdministrative Assistant
AARAdministrative Application and Resources
APAdministrative Professional
APAccounts Payable
ARAccounts Receivable
BCRBudget Change Request
BFSBusiness & Financial Services
BIRT ReportBusiness Intelligence Reporting Tool
CASCollege of Agricultural Sciences
CHHSCollege of Health and Human Sciences
CLACollege of Liberal Arts
CNSCollege of Natural Sciences
COBCollege of Business
CRADCouncil of Research Associate Deans
CSACost Share Account
CSURFColorado State University Research Foundation
CVMBSCollege of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
DPSADepartment Payment to Student Account
DRADepartment Research Administrator
EACREquipment Accountability Change Request
EAREquipment Acquisition Request
ECRTEffort Certification & Reporting Technology (export cerification system)
EHSEnvironmental Health Services
eIDElectronic ID
ETExpense Transfer
FAS/FARFaculty Activity Summary/Report
FEFully Executed
FOFiscal Officer
GRAGraduate Research Assistant
GTAGraduate Teaching Assistantships
GLTGeneral Ledger Transfer
HRSHuman Resource Services
ICFInstitutional Commitment Form
IOInternal Order
IPInstitutional Proposal Record
KFSKuali Financial System
KRKuali Research
KR PDKuali Research Proposal Development
LSCLory Student Center
OEOver expenditure
OSPOffice of Sponsored Programs
OVPROffice of Vice President for Research
PASSProposal Approval Support System (replaced by KRPD)
PBSProposal Budget Sheet
POPurchase Order
PPDAPast Period Distribution Adjustment
PRPurchase Requisition
RAResearch Administrator
RADResearch Associate Dean
RAMAROUND-LCSU Research Adminstration Listserv
RAOResearch Acceleration Office
RARSPResearch Administration/Resources for Scholarly Projects Plan
RICROResearch Integrity & Compliance Review Office
RPMResearch Project Manager
RPSResearch Project Status
SCO State of Colorado Code
SGRSecure and Global Research
SRASenior Research Administrator
SREIOSenior Research Education and Information Officer
TT&OTechnology Transfer and Outreach
USUniversity Services
USCUniversity Services Center
WBEWomen-owned Business Enterprise
WCNRWarner College of Natural Resources
WIPWork in Progress
WOAWork Order Authorization
WOAWork Order Authorization
WSCOEWalter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering