Commonly-Used Acronyms


AAALAC American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
AAAN Award Activation and Authorization Notice
AAHRPP Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
ACURF Animal Care and Use Request Form
BSRPC Basic Science Radiation Safety Committee
CBB Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing
CDA Confidential Disclosure Agreement
CMRF Central Microscopy Research Facilities
COI Conflict of Interest
CTA  Clinical Trial Agreement
DEO Department Executive Officer
DSP Division of Sponsored Programs
eCOI Electronic Conflict of Interest system
EH&S (EHS) Environmental Health and Safety Office
eRA Electronic Research Administration system
F&A Facilities and Administrative (indirect) Costs 
FWA Federalwide Assurance
GAO Grant Accounting Office
GIVF Grow Iowa Value's Fund seed grant
GPN Grant Program Number
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
hPSCC Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Committee
HRMSF High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Facility
HSO Human Subjects Office
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IATL Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
IBE Individual Bioequivalence
ICE  Iowa Centers for Enterprise
ICTS Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
IDE Investigational Device Exemption
IFI Internal Funding Initiatives
IO Institutional Official
IP  Intellectual Property
IRB Institutional Review Board
ISRC Iowa Social Science Research Center
JPEC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
MFK Master File Key
MRPC Medical Radiation Protection Committee
MTA Material Transfer Agreement
NNI@UI Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Iowa
OAR Office of Animal Resources
OVPR Office of the Vice President for Research
RCR Responsible Conduct of Research
RFA Request for Application
RFP Request for Proposals
SOW Statement of Work
TIC Technology Innovation Center
UIRF UI Research Foundation
UIRIS University of Iowa Research Information System
VAMC Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
WINS Winning Institutional Nomination System
IND Investigational New Drug 
WIRB Western Institutional Review Board