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NIH and NCCIH Acronyms

Awarding Institutes and Offices

FICFogarty International Center
NCATSNational Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
NCCAMNational Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (dissolved 12/2014)
NCCIHNational Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (formerly NCCAM)
NCINational Cancer Institute
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 Institute 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
NIGMSNational Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIMHNational Institute of Mental Health
NIMHDNational Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
NINDSNational Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NINRNational Institute of Nursing Research
NLMNational Library of Medicine

Other Acronyms

- A - 
AOAdministrative Official
ASSISTApplication Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AREAAcademic Research Enhancement Award (R15)
- C - 
CDACareer Development Awards
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CITCenter for Information Technology
COIConflict of Interest
CSRNIH Center for Scientific Review
- D - 
DCO Division of Communication and Outreach, OER, OD, NIH
DEADivision of Extramural Activities
DERDivision of Extramural Research
DIRDivision of Intramural Research
DSMBData Safety Monitoring Board
DSMPData Safety Monitoring Plan
- E - 
EAExpanded Authorities
EEIEarly Established Investigator
ESIEarly Stage Investigator
EINEntity Identification Number
ERANIH Electronic Research Administration
ESAExtramural Scientist Administrator
- F - 
F & AFacilities and Administrative Costs
FARFederal Acquisition Regulation
FDAU.S. Food and Drug Administration
FOAFunding Opportunity Announcement
FOIAFreedom of Information Act
FTEFull-Time Equivalent
FYFiscal Year
- G - 
GAOGeneral Accounting Office
GMOGrants Management Officer
GMSGrants Management Specialist
- H - 
HBCUHistorically Black College or University
HHSU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HR/HIHigh Risk/High Impact
HSAHealth Scientist Administrator
- I - 
IACUCInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IARInternet Assisted Review
ICNIH Institute or Center
IDeAInstitutional Development Awards
IMPACInformation for Management, Planning, Analysis, and Coordination
INDInvestigational New Drug 
IRBInstitutional Review Board
IRGInitial Review Group
- J - 
- L - 
LOILetter of Intent
LRPNIH Loan Repayment Program
- M -  
MCAMulticomponent Application
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
- N - 
NACNational Advisory Council
NCENo-Cost Extension
NDPANIH Director’s Pioneer Award
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NoANotice of Award
NRFCNot Recommended for Further Consideration
NRSANational Research Service Award
NSNo Score (lower 50 percent of grants in study section)
NSSNo Study Section (in house)
- O - 
OAMPOffice of Acquisition Management and Policy, NIH
OAOOffice of Administrative Operations, OER, OD, NIH
OCRAOffice of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs (NCCIH)
ODOffice of the Director, NIH
OEROffice of Extramural Research, OD, NIH
OFMOffice of Financial Management, OD, NIH
OGC Office of the General Counsel, HHS
OHRPOffice for Human Research Protections, HHS (previously OPRR, NIH)
OIGOffice of Inspector General, HHS NIH
OLAWOffice of Laboratory Animal Welfare, OER, OD, NIH
OMBOffice of Management and Budget
OPERAOffice of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, OER, OD, NIH
OPPEOffice of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation
ORWHOffice of Research on Women’s Health, OD, NIH
OSROffice of Scientific Review
- P - 
PAProgram Announcement
PARProgram Announcement Reviewed in an Institute
PASProgram Announcement with Set-aside funds
PCCProgram Classification Code
PECASEPresidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
PIPrincipal Investigator/Program Director/Project Director
PIPProduct Integrity Policy 
PMCPubMed Central
PMSPayment Management Services
POProgram Official
PORPatient Oriented Research
PROMISPatient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems
PRRRProgram Review Report Record
- R - 
REAPResearch Enhancement Award Programs
RePORTResearch Portfolio Online Reporting Tools
RFARequest for Applications
RFPRequest for Proposals (Contracts)
RPGResearch Project Grant (R01)
RPPRResearch Performance Progress Report 
- S - 
SAMHSASubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SARPStudy Accrual and Retention Plan
SBIRSmall Business Innovation Research
SEPSpecial Emphasis Panel
SF424 (R&R)Standard Form 424 (Research & Related)
SOSigning Official
SOWStatement of Work
SROScientific Review Officer
SRGScientific Review Group
SSSStanding Study Section
STTRSmall Business Technology Transfer
- W - 
WHOWorld Health Organization