Common Abbreviations and Acronyms

February 10, 2020

Federal and other funding agencies

BARDA – Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

CARB-X – Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator

CDC – Centers for Disease Control

DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DOD – Department of Defense

DOE – Department of Energy

NIH – National Institutes of Health

NSF – National Science Foundation

Grant-related terms

BAA – Broad Agency Announcement

CDMRP – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program

DUNS – Data Universal Numbering System

EIN/TIN – Employer Identification Number / Tax Identification Number (they are the same thing)

FOA – Funding Opportunity Announcement

RFP – Request for Proposal

SAM – System for Award Management

SBA – Small Business Administration

SBIR – Small Business Innovation Research

STTR – Small Business Technology Transfer

NIH-specific acronyms

ASSIST – Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking

GMS – Grants Management Specialist

ICs – Institutes and Centers

PO – Program Officer

SRG – Scientific Review Group

SRO – Scientific Review Officer

Regulatory-specific acronyms

ADME – absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion

BLA – Biologics License Application

FDA – US Food and Drug Administration

ICH – International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use

IDE – Investigational Device Exemption

IND – Investigational New Drug

NDA – New Drug Application

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