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ARS Activity Reports
Co-PI Co-Principal Investigator
COS Community of Science
DC Direct Costs
DGA  Department Grant Administrator
E-PCS Electronic Proposal Clearance System
F&A Facilities and Administrative Costs
FY  Fiscal Year
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IRB Institutional Review Board
JV Journal Voucher
MTDC Modified Total Direct Costs
OPE Other Personnel Expenses
OPHS Office for Protection of Human Subjects
ORCR Office for Responsible Conduct of Research
ORSA Office of Research Services and Administration
OTT Office of Technology Transfer
OVSAC Office of Veterinary Services and Animal Care
PAA Payroll Accounting Adjustment
PRF Payroll Request Form
PI Principal Investigator
PSC Professional Services Contract
RFD Office of Research and Faculty Development
RRP RiverFront Research Park
SPA Sponsored Projects Administrator
TDC Total Direct Costs

State Acronyms

ODE Oregon Department of Education
ODOE Oregon Department of Energy
ODHS Oregon Department Human Services
ODOT Oregon Department of Transportation
OHSU Oregon Health Sciences University
OIT Oregon Institute of Technology
OSU Oregon State University
OUS Oregon University System
PSU Portland State University
SOU Southern Oregon University
WOU Western Oregon University

Federal Acronyms

Acronym       Description
AAALAC American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
ACF Administration for Children and Families (DHHS)
ACO  Administrative Contracting Officer
AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research (USAF)
AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (DHHS)
AID Agency for International Development (Independent)
Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Independent)
ANA Administration for Native Americans
AOA Administration on Aging (DHHS)
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
ARO Army Research Office (USA)
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD)
BAA Broad Agency Announcement
BLM Bureau of Land Management (DOI)
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
CAAC Civilian Agency Acquisition Council
CBD Commerce Business Daily
CCR Central Contractor Registration
CDBG Community Development Block Grant
CDC Centers for Disease Control (DHHS)
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CFA Commission of Fine Arts
CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFR (UO) Corporate and Foundation Relations, Office of  (UO)
CIA Central Intelligence Agency (Independent)
CICA Competition in Contracting Act
CMIA Cash Management Improvement Act
CO Contracting Officer
COI Conflict of Interest
Conrail Consolidated Rail Corporation
CPSR Contractor Procurement System Review
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
CSR Center for Scientific Review (NIH)
CSRS Cooperative State Research Service
D C District of Columbia
DA Departmental Administration
DA Department of the Army
DAR Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DC Direct Costs
DCA Defense Communications Agency (DOD)
DCAA Defense Contract Audit Agency (DOD)
DCS Defense Communications System (DOD)
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency (DOJ)
DEAR Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations (DOE)
DFAR Dept. of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DOD)
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services (includes NIH)
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency (DOD)
DIPEC Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center (DOD)
DIS Defense Investigative Service (DOD)
DMSA Defense Medical Support Activity (DOD)
DNA Defense Nuclear Agency (DOD)
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of Interior
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
DRG Division of Research Grants (NIH)
EDA Economic Development Administration (DOC)
EDGAR Education Dept. General Administration Regulations (DED)
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Independent)
EO Executive Order
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (Independent)
ERS Economic Research Service (USDA)
ES Extension Service (USDA)
ETA Employment and Training Administration (DOL)
EVS Equipment Visibility System
FAA Federal Aviation Administration (DOT)
F&A Facilities and Administrative costs
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation 
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ)
FCA Farm Credit Administration (Independent)
FCC Federal Communications Commission (Independent)
FDA Food and Drug Administration (DHHS)
GAP Grant Application Package
GPG Grant Proposal Guide (NSF)
GSA General Services Administration
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS)
ICR Indirect Cost Recovery
IDC Indirect Costs
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
JIT Just-In-Time (NIH)
MTA Material Transfer Agreement
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCRR National Center for Research Resources (NIH)
NEERS National Earthquake Early Reporting System
NEA National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH)
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities  
NGA Notice of Grant Award
NFAH National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT)
NIE National Institute of Education
NIH National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
NIJ National Institute of Justice (DOJ)
NIST National Institute of Science and Technology (DOC)
NLM National Library of  Medicine (NIH)
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC)
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Independent)
NRL Naval Research Laboratories (DOD)
NSA National Security Agency (DOD)
NSF National Science Foundation (Independent)
NTIA National Telecommunications & Information Admin (DOC)
NTIS National Technical Information Service (DOC)
OFCC Office of Federal Contract Compliance
OFPP Office of Federal Procurement Policy
OFR Office of the Federal Register National Archives and Records Administration
OJP Office of Justice Programs (DOJ)
OMB Office of Management and Budget (Executive)
ONR Office of Naval Research (USN)
OHRP Office for Human Research Protections
ORSA Office of Research Services and Administration (UO)
OSDBU Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration (DOL)
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy (Executive)
OTA Office of Technology Assessment (Legislative)
OTP Office of Technology Policy (DOC)
PA Program Announcement
PHS Public Health Service (DHHS)
PSR Property System Review (DOD)
PTO Patent and Trademark Office (DOC)
RDA Rural Development Administration (USDA)
RFA Request for Applications
RFD Research and Faculty Development, Office of (UO)
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quote
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (DHHS)
SBA Small Business Administration (Independent)
SCS Soil Conservation Service (USDA)
SOW Statement of Work
SRA Society of Research Administrators
STATE  Department of State
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USDE United States Department of Education
USIA United States Information Agency