There are a number of commonly used acronyms related to the Illinois Research Enterprise. The list below contains both institutional acronyms as well as commonly used terms in research administration. Note that this is a representative list—it is not intended to be exhaustive. If you would like to suggest an addition, please contact Melissa Edwards.

A – C
AAALACAssociation for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
AACUPAgricultural Animal Care and Use Program 
AAHRPPAssociaton for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
AAUAssociation of American Universities
ACSAmerican Cancer Society
ACSAmerican Chemical Society
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act of 1990
AFOSRAir Force Office of Scientific Research
AFRIAgriculture and Food Research Initiative (USDA)
AFRLAir Force Research Laboratory
ALMAAtacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array
AMSAmerican Mathematical Society
ANLArgonne National Laboratory (DOE)
AOAdministrative Official
APLUAssociation of Public & Land-Grant Universities
APSAmerican Physical Society
APSAmerican Phytopathological Society
ARIIllinois Applied Research Institute
ARLArmy Research Lab
AROArmy Research Office
ARPA-EAdvanced Research Projects–Energy Agency
AYAcademic Year
BAABroad Agency Announcement
BESACBasic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
BIPBackground Intellectual Property
BMGBusiness Managers Group
BNLBrookhaven National Laboratory
BSLBiosafety Laboratory
CAMCampus Administrative Manual
CCCCampus Communications Council
CCOChief Communication Officers
CCRCChancellor’s Capital Review Committee
CFATSChemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
CFDACatalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFOPChart Fund Organization Program (Banner financial account)
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CHADCenter on Health, Aging, and Disability
CHARTCollaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology
CITESNow called Technology Services
CODCouncil of Deans
COGRCouncil on Governmental Relations
COI/COCIConflict of Interest or Conflict of Commitment or Interrest
CRADACooperative Research and Development
CRAWGCampus Research Administrators Working Group
CRBCampus Research Board
CSFACatalog Accountability and Transparency Act (State of Illinois)
CVCurriculum Vitae
CYCalendar Year
G – I
GATAGrant Accountability and Transparency Act (State of Illinois)
GATUGrant Accountability and Transparency Unit (State of Illinois)
GCOGrants & Contracts Office (Post Award, Urbana)
GCPOffice of Good Clinical Practice
GLPGood Laboratory Practice
GMPGood Manufacturing Practices
GOMBIllinois Office of Management and Budget
GPGGrand Proposal Guide (NSF)
GRAGraduate Research Assistant
HHSU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
IACUCInsititutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IBCInstitutional Bio-Safety Committee
IBHEIllinois Board of Higher Education
I-CorpsNSF Innovation Corps
ICRIndirect Cost Recovery
IDCEOIllinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
IDHSIllinois Department of Human Services 
IDNRIllinois Department of Natural Resources
IDOTIllinois Department of Transportation
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IEMAIllinois Emergency Management Agency
IEPAIllinois Environmental Protection Agency
IESInstitute of Education Science
IGBCarl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
IHSIInterdisciplinary Health and Science Institute
IMLSInstitute of Museum and Library Services
INADInvestigational New Animal Drug
IND/INDAInvestigational New Drug/Application
INHSIllinois Natural History Survey
IOInstitutional Official
IPIntellectual Property
IPRHIllinois Program for Research in the Humanities
IRBInstitutional Review Board
ISASIllinois State Archaeological Survey
ISBEIllinois State Board of Education
iSEEInstitute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
ISGSIllinois State Geological Survey
ISTCIllinois Science & Technology Coalition
ISTCIllinois Sustainable Technology Center
ISWSIllinois State Water Survey
ITARInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations
J – N
JCARJoint Committee on Administrative Rules (Illinois legislative oversight)
JITJust-In-Time (Information)
JVJournal Voucher
LANLLos Alamos National Laboratory (DOE)
LBNLLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (DOE)
LLNLLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (DOE)
LSSTLarge Synoptic Survey Telescope
MOAMemorandum of Agreement
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MTAMaterials Transfer Agreement
MTDCModified Total Direct Costs
NASNational Academy of Sciences
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCARNational Center for Atmospheric Research
NCENo-Cost Extension
NCINational Cancer Institute
NCSANational Center for Supercomputing Applications
NCURANational Council of University Research Administrators
NDANon-Disclosure Agreement
NDANew Drug Application
NEANational Endowment for the Arts
NEHNational Endowment for the Humanities
NEINational Eye Institute
NHGRINational Human Genome Research Institute
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIANational Institute on Aging
NIAAANational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAIDNational Institue of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIAMSNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
NIBIBNational Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
NICHDEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NIDANational Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDCDNational Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
NIDCRNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
NIDDKNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NIEHSNational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIFANational Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIGMSNational Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NIMHNational Institute of Mental Health
NIMHDNational Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
NINDSNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NINRNational Institute of Nursing Research
NITR-DNetworking and Information Technology Research and Development Program
NIOSHNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NLMNational Library of Medicine
NOANotice of Appointment
NOANotice of Award
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRAONational Radio Astronomy Observatory
NRCNuclear Regulatory Commission
NRSANational Research Service Award (NIH)
NSBNational Science Board
NSFNational Science Foundation
O -Z
OBFSOffice of Business and Financial Services (UI)
OCROffice of Corporate Relations
OHRPOffice of Human Research Protection
OHSOccupational Health and Safety Programs
OIGOffice of Inspector General
OLAWOffice of Laboratory Animal Welfare
OMBOffice of Management and Budget
ONROffice of Naval Research
OPDOffice of Proposal Development
OPRSOffice for the Protection of Research Subjects
ORAPDOffice of Research Advising and Project Development
ORIOffice of Research Integrity
ORNLOak Ridge National Laboratory (DOE)
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration
OSPOffice of Sponsored Programs
OTMOffice of Technology Managment
PAParent Announcement (NIH)
PAPPGProposal and Award Policies and Procedures
PEPartial Execution
PHI/ePHIProtected Health Information
PHSU.S. Public Health Service
PIPrincipal Investigator
PIREPartnerships for International Research and Education
PNNLPacific Northwest National Laboratory
POP/PEROPPeriod of Performance
PRIPrairie Research Institute
PTFProposal Transmittal Form
RAPDOffice of Research Advising and Project Development
RCRResponsible Conduct of Research
RFARequest for Application
RFPRequest for Proposal
RFQRequest for Quotation
RPPRResearch Performance Progress Report
SBIRSmall Business Innovation Research
SBSRISocial and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative
SEOCState Emergency Operations Center
SF424Standard Form 424
SFISignificant Financial Interest
SIAMSociety for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SNLSandia National Laboratory (DOE)
SOSigning Official
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
SOWStatement of Work
SPASponsored Programs Administration
SPaRCSponsored Projects and Research Compliance Working Group
SRASponsored Research Agreement
STARTSystemwide Tools for Administration of Research and Training
STCScience and Technology Center
STTRSmall Business Technology Transfer
TDCTotal Direct Costs
TTATechnical Testing Agreement
UCARUniversity Corporation for Atmospheric Research
UEOUnit Executive Officer
UGUniform Guidance
URAUniversities Research Association, Inc.
USDAUnited States Department of Agriculture
USGSUnited States Geological Survey