AAALACi – Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

AALAS – American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

ABLS – Animal Biosafety Level

AC – Animal Care, APHIS, USDA

ACLAM – American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

ACUP – Animal Care and Use Protocol

ACURO – Animal Care and Use Review Office, US Army

APHIS – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA

ARENA – Applied Research Ethics National Association

  • (Dissolved into PRIM&R in 2006 and no longer exists.)

ASLAP – American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners

AV – Attending Veterinarian

AVMA – American Veterinary Medical Association

AWA – Animal Welfare Act

AWIC – Animal Welfare Information Center

AWRs – Animal Welfare Regulations

BMBL – Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

BSL – Biosafety Level

CAAT – Center for the Alternatives for Animal Testing

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDFW – California Department of Fish and Wildlife

CFR – Code of Federal Regulations

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (of Wild Flora and Fauna)

CPRA – California Public Records Act

DDHS – Department of Health and Human Services

DMR – Designated Member Review

DOD – Department of Defense

DOE – Department of Energy

DOEd – Department of Education

DOI – Department of Interior

DVM – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

FASEB – Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology

FBR – Foundation for Biomedical Research

FCR – Full Committee Review

FDA – US Food and Drug Administration

FOIA – Freedom of Information Act

GLP – Good Laboratory Practices

HAZMAT – Hazardous Material

HEPA – High-Efficiency Particulate Air-Filter

HHS – Department of Health and Human Services

HVAC – Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

IACUC – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IATA – International Air Transport Association

IBC – Institutional Biosafety Committee

ICLAS – International Council for Laboratory Animal Science

ILAR – Institute for Laboratory Animal Research

IO – Institutional Official

IRAC – Interagency Research Animal Committee

LAMA – Laboratory Animal Management Association

LD50 – Lethal Dose 50%

MTA – Material Transfer Agreement

NABR – National Association for Biomedical Research

NAM – Non-Affiliated Member

NAS – National Academy of Sciences

NBAC – National Bioethics Advisory Commission

NCI – National Cancer Institute

NCRR – National Center for Research Resources

NCTR – National Center for Toxicology Research

NIEHS – National Institute of Environmental Health Safety

NIH – National Institutes of Health

NIOSH – National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC – National Research Council

NRS – Natural Reserve System, UC

NSF – National Science Foundation

OHSP – Occupational Health and Safety Program

OLAW – Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH

OMB – Office of Management and Budget

ONR – Office of Naval Research, US Navy

OPRR – Office of Protection from Research Risks, NIH

OR – Office of Research, UCSB

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSTP – Office of Science and Technology Policy

OTA – Office of Technology Assessment

PAM – Post-Approval Monitoring

PHS – US Public Health Service

PI – Principal Investigator

PRIM&R – Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

RM-DMR – Requires Modification-Designated Member Review

RM-FCR – Requires Modification-Full Committee Review

SA – Semiannual

SC – Stem Cells

SCAW – Scientists Center for Animal Welfare

SCIR – Santa Cruz Island Reserve, NRS

SNARL – Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, NRS

TIA – Technological & Industry Alliances

TNC – The Nature Conservancy

UCOP – University of California Office of the President

USAMRIID – U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

USDA – U.S. Department of Agriculture

USGS – U.S. Geological Survey

USFWS – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

VA – Veterans Administration

VAMC – Veterans Administration Medical Center

VESR – Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve, NRS

VMO – Veterinary Medical Officer, USDA

WHO – World Health Organization

WVA – World Veterinary Association