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Commonly-used Acronyms in Research Administration

AOR – Authorized Organizational Representative

BAA – Broad Agency Announcement (DOD)

CAS – Cost Accounting Standards

C&P – Current and Pending

CECD – Center for Engagement and Community Development

CFDA – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

CFR – Code of Federal Regulations

COI – Conflict of Interest

CUI – Controlled Unclassified Information

DEPSCoR – Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

DFAR – Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations

EAR – Export Administration Regulations

ECCP – Export Controls Compliance Program (K-State)

EES – Engineering Experiment Station (former name of Engineering Research and Graduate Programs)

ERGP –Engineering Research and Graduate Programs (formerly Engineering Experiment Station)

EPSCoR – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

eRA – Electronic Research Administration

F&A – Facilities & Administration

FAR – Federal Acquisition Regulations

FedBizOpps – Federal Business Opportunities

FISFinancial Information System

FOIA – Freedom of Information Act

IACUC – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (K-State)

IBC – Institutional Biosafety Committee (K-State)

IDC – Indirect Costs

IRB – Institutional Review Board (human subjects)

ITAR – International Traffic in Arms Regulations

IUDP – Industry University Demonstration Partnership

KSURF – Kansas State University Research Foundation

LOI – Letter of Intent

MTDC – Modified Total Direct Cost

MOA – Memorandum of Agreement

NCTE – No-cost Time Extension

NEPA – National Environmental Policy Act

NSB – National Science Board

ORD – Office of Research Development (K-State)

PAS – PreAward Services (K-State)

PI/PD – Principal Investigator/Project Director

R&D – Research & Development

RCR – Responsible Conduct of Research

RFA – Request for Application

RFP – Request for Proposal

RFQ – Request for Quotation

SOC – Schedule of Charges

SOW – Statement (or Scope) of Work

SPA – Sponsored Programs Accounting (K-State)

SRO – Sponsored Research Overhead

T&Cs – Terms & Conditions

TDC – Total Direct Costs

TE – Time Extension

TDC – Total Direct Costs

UG – Uniform Guidance (2 C.F.R. 200)or UGG – Uniform Grant Guidance

URCO – University Research Compliance Office (K-State)


Sponsor and Federal Agency Acronyms

AFRI – Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

AFOSR – Air Force Office of Scientific Research

ARO – Army Research Office

DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD)

DOC – Department of Commerce

DOD – Department of Defense

DOE – Department of Energy

DOEd -- Department of Education (US ED)

DOJ – Department of Justice

DOT – Department of Transportation

DHHS – Department of Health & Human Services (NIH)

DHS – Department of Homeland Security

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

NASA – National Aeronautics Space Administration

NIH – National Institute of Health

NIST – National Institute of Standards & Technology

NSF – National Science Foundation

ONR – Office of Naval Research (DOD)

USDA – U. S. Department of Agriculture

USAID – United States Agency for International Development