Acronyms List

Acronym Description
AAALAC American Association of Animal Laboratory Accreditation Council
AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAMC  Association of American Medical Colleges
AANA Advanced Account Number Authorization
AAU Association of American Universities
ABRF Association of Bimolecular Resource Facilities
ACF Administration for Children & Families (DHHS)
ACO Administrative Contracting Officer
AD Active Directory
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
AFAA Air Force Audit Agency
AFARS Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research (DOD)
AFRI Agriculture & Food Research Initiative
AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory (DOD)
AGNR College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (DHHS)
AIA America Invents Act
AID US Agency for International Development
ANPRM Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
AO Administrative Official
AOR Authorized Organizational Representative
APHIS Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
APLU Associate of Public & Land-grant Universities
ARDA Advanced Research & Development Activity
AREC Agricultural & Resource Economics
ARES Administrative Resource Enterprise Services
ARHU College of Arts & Humanities
ARL Army Research Laboratory (DOD)
ARO Army Research Office (DOD)
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
ARPA-E Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ARS Agricultural Research Service (USDA)
ASAP Automated Standard Application for Payments
ATP Advance Technology Program
B2B Business to Business
BA3 Priority Software (BA=Budget Accountant) 
accounting shadow system used at departmental level
BAA Broad Agency Announcement
BARC Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (USDA)
BARS Billing and Receivables System
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)
BO Business Official
BPN Business Partner Network
BSOS College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
CA Contract Administrator
CAGE Code Commercial and Government Entity Code
CALCE Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering
CAM Capital Assets Management (UMD Fixed Assets Management)
CAP Contractor Acquired Property
CAS Cost Accounting Standards
CASB Cost Accounting Standards Board
CASL Center for Advanced Study of Language
CBD Commerce Business Daily
CBO College Business Officer
CCH Commerce Clearing House
CCR Central Contractor Registration
CDA Confidential Disclosure Agreement
CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (DHHS)
CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFRA Certified Financial Research Administrator
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFS Committee on Fundamental Science
CFS3 Center for Food Safety & Security Systems
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIC Committee on Institutional Cooperation (ob) / Big Ten Academic Alliance
CICA Competition in Contracting Act
CLIN Contract Line Item Number
CMIA Cash Management Improvement Act
CMNS College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
CNCS Corporation for National & Community Service
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
CO Contracting Officer
COFAR Council on Financial Assistance Reform
COG Councils of Governments
COGR Council On Governmental Relations
COI Conflict of Interest
COMPETES Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology Education and Science (PL110-69) 
COS Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council
COSEPUP Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy
COSO Committee Of Sponsoring Organization (of the Treadway Commission)
COTR Contract Officer Technical Representative
CPRA Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator
CPSR Contractor Purchasing System Review
CRA Cooperative Research Agreement
CRA Certified Research Administrator
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
CRS Congressional Research Service
CSOSA Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency
CSPAC Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
CSR Center for Scientific Review
CTSA Clinical & Translational Science Award
D&B Dun and Bradstreet
DA  Department Administration Costs
DA  Department of the Army
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DAS Director of Administrative Services
DATA Digital Accountability and Transparency Act
DC Direct Costs
DCAA Defense Contract Audit Agency
DCASR's Defense Contract Administration Services Regions
DCE Direct Cost Equivalent
DEAR Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations
DEC Determination of Exceptional Circumstances
DES Department of Environmental Safety (ob) - see ESSR
DFAR Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation
DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DHEW Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DHUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency (DOD)
DIPEC Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Council
DIS Defense Investigative Service
DIT Division of Information Technology
DNA Defense Nuclear Agency
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DODGARS DOD Grant and Agreement Regulations
DOE Department of Energy
DOE Department of Education
DOI US Department of the Interior
DOJ US Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOT Department of Transportation
DOTS Department of Transportation Services
DRIF Designated Research Initiative Fund
DS-2 Disclosure Statement
DSMB Data Safety Monitoring Board
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System
DURC Dual Use Research Concern
DURIP Defense University Research Instrumentation Program
EAR Export Administration Regulations
EARS Electronic Approval and Routing Systems
ebXML Electronic Business Extensible Markup Language
EC Electronic Commerce
ECCN Export Control Classification Number
EDA Economic Development Administration
EDGAR Education Department General Administration Regulations
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EFT  Electronic Funds Transfer
EIN Entity Identification Number
EO Executive Order
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERA Electronic Research Administration
ERC Engineering Research Center
ESSIC Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center
ESSR Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk
ETA Employment and Training Administration
EVS Equipment Visibility System
F&A Facilities and Administrative (Rate or Cost)
FAA Federal Aviation Administration (DOT)
FAC Federal Audit Clearing House
FAIN Federal Award Identification Number
FAPIIS Federal Awardee Performance & Integrity Information System
FAR Faculty Activity Report
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulations
FARS Financial Accounting and Reporting System
FAS Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA)
FASA Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act
FASAB Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
FASEB Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ)
FBO Federal Business Opportunities
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FCOI Financial Conflict of Interest
FCST Federal Council for Science and Technology
FDA Food & Drug Administration (DHHS)
FDP  Federal Demonstration Partnership
FEA Federal Enterprise Architectures
FECAI Federal Electronic Commerce Acquisition Instructions
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS)
FFATA Federal Financial Accountability & Transparency Act
FFMIA Federal Financial Management Improvement Act
FFRDC Federally Funded Research & Development Center
FHA Federal Highway Administration (DOT)
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FICC Federal Interagency Coordinating Council 
FIMA Financial Management System
FIPSE Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education
FISAP Fiscal Operations Report & Application to Participate
FMC Federal Management Circular
FMRI Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
FN Foreign National
FNS Food & Nutrition Service (USDA)
FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement
FOB Free-on-board
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FR Federal Register
FRS Financial Record System (ob) - see KFS
FS&T Federal Science and Technology Budget
FTC Federal Trade Commission
FTE Full Time Equivalent 
FTS Federal Telecommunications System
FWA Federal Wide Assurance
FWS Fish & Wildlife Service (DOI)
FY Fiscal Year
GA General Administration (Costs)
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAFE Google Apps for Education
GAGAS Generally Accepted Government Accounting Standards 
GAO General Accounting Office
GASB Governmental Accounting Standards Board
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GFE Government Furnished Equipment
GMO Grants Management Office
GMRA Government Management Reform Act
GOCO Government Owned Contractor Operated 
GPG Grant Proposal Guide (NSF)
GPO Government Printing Office
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GSA General Services Administration
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA)
GUIRR Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable
HBCU  Historically Black College and University
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
HEGIS Higher Education General Information Survey
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HSARPA Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IAEGC Inter-Agency Electronic Grants Committee
IARPA Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency
IBC Institutional Bio-safety Committee
IBS Institutional Based Salary
ICC Interstate Commerce Commission
ICONS International Communication & Negotiation Simulations
IDC Indirect Cost Rate
IDIQ Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (type of contract)
IES Institute of Education Sciences (USDE)
IG Inspector General
IHE Institution of Higher Education
IMLS Institute of Museum & Library Services
IO Institutional Official
IP Intellectual Property
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Act
IPASS Interagency Panel on Advanced Science & Security
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
IR&D Independent Research and Development
IRB Institutional Review Board
IREAP Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics
IRPA (Office of) Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment
IRROC Integrated Research Resources on Campus
ISR Institute for Systems Research
ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations
ITMRA Information Technology Management Reform Act
JAG Judge Advocate General
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JIFSAN Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
KFS Kuali Financial System
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LoB Line of Business
LOC Library of Congress
LOC Letter of Credit
LSA Labor Surplus Area
M&O Maintenance and Operations or Management and Operations Contractors
MAX Mid-Atlantic Crossroads
MBDA Minority Business Development Agency
MBE Minority Business Enterprise
MDA Missile Defense Agency (DOD)
MECA Midwest Conference on College Cost Accounting
MIPS Maryland Industrial Partnerships
MNC Maryland Neuroimaging Center
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPO Maryland Procurement office (DOD)
MRI  Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MTA Material Transfer Agreement
MTC Modified Total Cost
MTDC Modified Total Direct Costs
MURI Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative
NACCA National Conference on College Cost Accounting
NACIE National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (2010)
NAICS North American Industry Classification System Code
NARA National Archives & Records Administration
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASULGC National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
NCATS National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (DHHS/NIH)
NCC National Coordinating Committee
NCI National Cancer Institute (DHHS/NIH)
NCRR National Center for Research Resources
NCST National Council of Science and Technology
NCURA National Council of University Research Administrators
NDA Nondisclosure Agreement
NEA National Endowment for the Arts
NECA Northeast Conference on College Cost Accounting
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
NEI National Eye Institute (DHHS/NIH)
NFLC National Foreign Language Center
NGA Notice of Grant Award
NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute (DHHS/NIH)
NHLBI National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (DHHS/NIH)
NHPRC National Historical Publications & Records Commission
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (DHHS/NIH)
NIAID National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (DHHS/NIH)
NIA National Institute on Aging (DHHS/NIH)
NIBIB National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering (DHHS/NIH)
NICHD National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (DHHS/NIH)
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/NIH)
NIDCD National Institute of Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (DHHS/NIH)
NIDDKD National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease (DHHS/NIH)
NIE National Institute of Education
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (DHHS/NIH)
NIFA National Institute of Food & Agriculture (USDA)
NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences (DHHS/NIH)
NIH National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
NIJ National Institute of Justice (DOJ)
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (DHHS/NIH)
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology (DOC)
NLM National Library of Medicine (DHHS/NIH)
NLRB National Labor Relations Board
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC)
NPR National Performance Review
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
NPS National Park Service (DOI)
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)
NRL Naval Research Laboratory (DOD)
NSA National Security Agency (DOD)
NSB National Science Board
NSC National Security Council
NSDD National Security Decision Directive 189 (issued 1985)
NSF National Science Foundation
NSF/STIS An on-line search system of the National Science Foundation
NSP Not Separately Priced
NSTC National Science Technology Council
NTIS National Technical Information Service
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
O&M Operations and Maintenance Costs
OCR Office of Civil Rights
OD Office of the Director (DHHS/NIH)
OES Office of Employment Security
OET Office of Employment Training
OFAC Office of Foreign Assets Control
OFCC Office of Federal Contract Compliance
OFFM Office of Federal Financial Management 
OFM Office of Financial Management
OFR Office of the Federal Register
OHRP Office of Human Research Protection
OIG Office of Inspector General
OIRA Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OMB)
OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ONDCP Office of National Drug Control Policy
ONR Office of Naval Research (DOD)
OPERA Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OPRR Office for Protection from Research Risks
ORA Office of Research Administration
ORI Office of Research Integrity
ORU Organized Research Unit
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSP Office of Sponsored Projects
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy
OT Office of Transportation
OTC Office of Technology Commercialization
OTT Office of Technology Transfer (NIH)
PCAST President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology
PCC Policy Coordination Council
PCO Procuring Contracting Officer
PDF Portable Document Format
PETA People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals
PHI Protected Health Information
PHS Public Health Service
PIA Proprietary Information Agreement
PIGABS Principal Investigator Grant Administration Burden Survey (done by FDP)
PII Personally Identifiable Information
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PMS Payment Management System
PRD Presidential Review Directive
PRHP Post retirement Health Plans 
PROG Peer Review Oversight Group
PSLA Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
PTE Pass-through Entity
PTO Patent and Trademark Office
R&R Research and Related
RAC Recombinant DNA Committee
RBM Research Business Models
RCR Responsible Conduct in Research
RDMS Relational Database Management System
RDNA Recombinant DNA Research
RFA Request for Applications
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quotation
ROI Return on Investment
S&W Salaries and Wages
S&W + B Salaries and Wages plus Benefits
S2S System-to-System
SAM  System for Award Management
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS)
SAO Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
SBA Small Business Administration
SBDC Small Business Development Center
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
SBU Sensitive But Unclassified
SECA Southeast Conference on College Cost Accounting
SEOG Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants
SEVIS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System 
SF Standard Form
SFA Student Financial Aid
SI US Smithsonian Institution
SMOCR Subrecipient Monitoring Oversight Committee Review
SNAP Streamline Non-competing Application Process
SO Signing Official
SOW Statement of Work
SP Significant Project
SPA Sponsored Project Administration
SPAC Sponsored Projects Accounting & Compliance
SPOC Single Point of Contact
SRA Society of Research Administrators
SRO Sponsored Research Office
START National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
STEM Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics
STEP Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board
STP Science and Technology Policy
T&A Time and attendance
TAR Travel Approval Request
TBSR Total Business Systems Review
TCP Technology Control Plan
TDC Total Direct Costs
TEDCO Technology Development Corporation
U.S.C. United States Code
UARC University Affiliated Research Center
UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems
UBIT Unrelated Business Income Tax
UCA Utility Cost Adjustment
UG Uniform Guidance
UHC University Health Center
UMB University of Maryland, Baltimore
UMBC University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UM/ UMD/ UMCP University of Maryland, College Park
UMCES University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies
UMCPF University of Maryland Colle Park Foundation
UMERC University of Maryland Energy Research Center
UMES University of Maryland Eastern Shore
UMIACS University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
USA United States Army
USAF United States Air Force
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USCG United States Coast Guard
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USGS US Geological Survey (DOI)
USIA United States Information Agency
USM University System of Maryland
USMF University System of Maryland Foundation
USN United States Navy
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
VAT Value Added Tax
VPN Virtual Private Network
VPR Vice President for Research
WAWF DoD Wide Area Workflow
WECA Western Conference on College Cost Accounting
WHO World Health Organization
WOW Warehouse on the Web
XML Extensible Markup Language
YCC Youth Conservation Corps

 

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