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Acronyms and Abbreviations

AREA Academic Research Enhancement Award
BECON Bioengineering Consortium
BILDS Biomedical Informatics and Library and Data Sciences Review Committee
BISTI Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative
BLIRC Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee
BOR Board of Regents
CEGS Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science
COB Close of Business
COR Career Opportunities in Research Education and Training
CSR Center for Scientific Review
CV Curriculum Vitae
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DOE Department of Energy
ECB Electronic Council Book
EIN Employee Identification Number
EP Extramural Programs
F&A Facilities and Administration
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FR Federal Register
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IADL Internet Access to Digital Libraries
IAIMS Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems
IC Institute or Center
IRB Institutional Review Board
IRS Internal Revenue Service
LHNCBC Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
M-RISP Minority-Research Infrastructure Support Program
MARC Minority Access to Research Career Program
MBRS Minority Biomedical Research Support
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
NIH National Institutes of Health
NLM National Library of Medicine
NNLM Network of the National Library of Medicine
NPEBC National Programs of Excellence in Biomedical Computing
NRSA National Research Service Award
NSF National Science Foundation
OMB Office of Management and Budget
PA Program Announcement
PHS Public Health Service
PI Principal Investigator
RFA Request for Application
SBIR Small Business Innovation and Research Grants
SEP Special Emphasis Panel
SF Standard Form
SNAP Streamlined Non-Competing Award Procedures
SRA Scientific Review Administrator
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer
TEHIP Toxicology and Environmental Health Program
TOXNET Toxicology Data Network
UMLS Unified Medical Language System

Last Reviewed: September 6, 2023