AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research (DOD)
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD)
ASPR Armed Services Procurement Regulations
CAS Cost Accounting Standards
COLA Cost of Living Allowance granted to employees based in a foreign city, where cost of living is higher than in Washington, D.C.
CRADA or CRDA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DOD Department of Defense (includes Air Force, Army, ARPA, and Navy)
FEDIX A free on-line information retrieval service serving most federal agencies for on-line searches. (being reworked)
FIC Fogarty International Center (NIH)
IDC Indirect Costs
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
IRB Institutional Review Board
Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) At SWT, the basic indirect costs are calculated on a subset of direct costs, normally excluding, among other costs, equipment, patient care, space rental, alterations and renovations, and subcontract costs in excess of the first $25,000.
NCI National Cancer Institute (NIH)
NCRR National Center for Research Resources (NIH)
NEI National Eye Institute (NIH)
NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH)
NIA National Institute on Aging (NIH)
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH)
NIDR National Institute of Dental Research (NIH)
NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH)
NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH)
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)
NINR National Institute for Nursing Research (NIH)
OMB Circulars Regulatory circulars issued by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB). (Link to the OMB circular as well as link to the specific circular via TRAM.)
OPRR Office for Protection from Research Risks (DHHS)
PHS Public Health Service
PI Principal Investigator
PRDA Program Research and Development Announcement
SBIR Small Business Innovative Research
TRAM A WWW service initially developed by the Texas Research Administrators Group providing funding opportunity searches, agency form templates, links to research administration home pages, etc.
VAH Veterans Administration Hospital