Acronyms Commonly Used at Michigan State University

AAALAC

Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care


AAHRPP

Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs


AALAS

The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science


AAU

American Association of Universities


ACLAM

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine


ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990


AFS

Andrew File System


AOP

Academic Orientation Program 


APHIS

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service


APLU

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities


ASMSU

Associated Students of Michigan State University


AUF

Animal Use Form


BIS

Bureau of Industry and Security


BRIC

Biomedical Research Informatics Core


CABS

Communications and Brand Strategy (CABS), formerly known as University Relations


CAM

Center for Advanced Microscopy


CANR

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


CAS

College of Communication Arts & Sciences


CASID

Center for Advanced Study of International Development


CCD

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies


CCED

Center for Community and Economic Development


CCL

Commerce Control List


CDA

Confidential Disclosure Agreement


CEHL

Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Science


CERES

The Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies


CGA

Contract and Grant Administration


CHM

College of Human Medicine


CIBER

Center for International Business Education Research


CIC

Committee on Institutional Cooperation


CIS/SS

Integrative Studies in Social Science


CISGS

Center for Integrative Studies in General Science


CLACS

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies


CLEAR

Center for Language Education and Research


CLIFMS

Course Load, Instruction, Funding and Modeling System


CMSC

Composite Materials and Structures Center


CNS

College of Natural Science


COGR

Council on Governmental Relations


COGS

Council of Graduate Students


COI

Conflict of Interest


CORD

Council of Research Deans


CPBR

Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc.


CRC

Conflict Review Committee


CRC

Community Relations Coalition (East Lansing, Michigan)


CRDF

Civilian Research & Development Foundation


CSC

Canadian Studies Center


CSCE

Center for the Study of Cosmic Evolution


CSLCE

Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement


CSMC

Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum


CSTAT

Center for Statistical Training and Consulting


CTSI

Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute


CUC

Common Unit Code/University Address System


DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


DCPAH

Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health


DFI

Discretionary Funding Initiative


DoC

Department of Commerce


DoD

Department of Defense


DoE

Department of Energy


DoJ

Department of Justice


DoL

Department of Labor


DPPS

Department of Police and Public Safety


DPV

Direct Pay Voucher


DUNS number

Data Universal Numbering System, abbreviated as DUNS®


EAP

Emergency Action Plan


EAR

Export Administration Regulations


EBS

Enterprise Business Systems


EDA

Economic Development Administration


EIN (for DHHS/NIH grants)

Employer Identification Number


EIN (for IRS)

Employee Identification Number for Internal Revenue Service)


ELC

English Language Center


FASEB

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology


FCOIIO

Faculty Conflict of Interest Information Officer


FOA

Funding Opportunity Announcement


FOD

Faculty and Organizational Development


FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act


FRIB

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams


GAAMPs

Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices


GENCEN

Center for Gender in Global Context


GLBRC

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center


GPO

Government Printing Office


GREEEN

Generating Research and Extension to meet Economic and Environmental Needs


HARP

Humanities and Arts Research Program


HHS

Health and Human Services


HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 


HRCC

Health and Risk Communication Center


HSUS

Humane Society of the United States


I3

Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives


IACUC

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


ICASL

International Center for the Advancement of Scientific Literacy


iCER

Institute for Cyber Enabled Research


IGERT

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship


IIA

Institute for International Agriculture


IIH

Institute of International Health


ILP

Institutionally Limited Proposals


IPPSR

Institute for Public Policy and Social Research


IPU

Institute of Public Utilities


IRB

Institutional Review Board


ITAR

International Traffic in Arms Regulations


ITS

Information Technology Services or IT Services


JINA

Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics


JSRI

Julian Samora Research Institute


LAC

Learning and Assessment Center


LCC

Lansing Community College


LCT

Libraries, Computing & Technology


LLC

Language Learning Center


MAES

Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (now AgBioResearch)


MATRIX

The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online


MAU

Major Administrative Unit


MCIAM

Michigan Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


MEC

The Management Education Center


MEDC

Michigan Economic Development Corporation


MIOSHA

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration


MSUE

Michigan State University Extension


MSUT

MSU Technologies


MTA

Material Transfer Agreement


NAICS

North American Industry Classification System


NAS

National Academy of Sciences


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration


NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization


NCSUE

National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement


NCURA

National Council of University Research Administrators


NEA

National Endowment for the Arts


NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act


NFSTC

National Food Safety & Toxicology Center


NIAID

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


NIDCD

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


NIH

National Institutes of Health


NINDS

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology


NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


NRC

National Research Council


NSCL

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory


NSDD

National Security Decision Directive


NSF

National Science Foundation


OFAC

Office of Foreign Assets Control


OIR

Online Instructional Resource


OLAW

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare


ONR

Office of Naval Research


OPB

Office of Planning and Budgets


ORA

Office of Regulatory Affairs


ORAU

Oak Ridge Associated Universities


ORCBS

Office of Radiation, Chemical & Biological Safety (now Environmental Health and Safety)


OVPRGS

Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies


PCF

Prima Civitas Foundation


PI

Principal Investigator


PNAS

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


PPE

Personal Protective Equipment


PREP

PREP is the MSU Graduate School career and professional development model.


R25

NIH Research Education Grants (R25)


RCR

Responsible Conduct of Research


REU

Research Experiences for Undergraduates


RFP

Request for Proposal


RIO

Research Integrity Officer


RPT

Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure


RTSF

Research Technology Support Facility


SIC Code

Standard Industrial Classification Code


SOP

Standard Operating Procedures


SPG

Strategic Partnership Grant


SPROUT

Sponsored Program Research Opportunities and University Training


SRA

Society of Research Administrators


SROP

Summer Research Opportunities Program


TLE

Teaching and Learning Environment


UARC

Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting


UCC

University Committee on Curriculum


UCFA

University Committee on Faculty Affairs


UCGS

University Committee on Graduate Studies (formerly the University Graduate Council)


UGC

University Graduate Council (now University Committee on Graduate Studies)


ULAR

University Laboratory Animal Resources


UOE

University Outreach and Engagement


UR

University Relations (now Communications and Brand Strategy (CABS))


URC

University Research Corridor


USAID

U.S. Agency for International Development


USDA

United States Department of Agriculture


USDC

United States Department of Commerce


USPHS

United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps


VPRGS

Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies


WIDE

WIDE Research Center