Revised on
12/01/15 02:08pm

Frequently Used Acronyms - IACUC & Lab Animal

AAALAC - Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

AALAS - American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

AC - Animal Care, APHIS, USDA

ACLAM - American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

ACUP - Animal Care and Use Protocol

AGIRCOLA - USDA's National Agricultural Library's AGRICultural OnLine Access

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

ASP - American Society of Primatology

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

CALAM - Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine

CALAS - Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science

CCAC - Canadian Council on Animal Care

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFR - Code of Federal Regulations

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

DDHS - Department of Health and Human Services

DOE - Department of Energy

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

FDA - US Food and Drug Administration

FOIA - Freedom of Information Act

GLP - Good Laboratory Practices Act

HAZMAT - Hazardous Material

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

ICLAS - International Council for Laboratory Animal Science

iiFAR - Incurably Ill for Animal Research

ILAR - Institute for Laboratory Animal Research

IO - Institutional Official

IOM - Institute of Medicine

IRAC - Interagency Research Animal Committee

LAMA - Laboratory Animal Management Association

LD50 - Lethal Dose 50%

NABR - National Association for Biomedical Research

NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement

NAL - National Agricultural Library, USDA

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

NRC - National Research Council

NSC - National Security Council

NSF - National Science Foundation

OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development

OHSP - Occupational Health and Safety Program

OLAW - Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

OMB - Office of Management and Budget

OPRR - Office of Protection from Research Risks, NIH

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSTP - Office of Science and Technology Policy

OTA - Office of Technology Assessment

PHS - US Public Health Service

PI - Principal Investigator

PRIM&R - Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

SCAW - Scientists Center for Animal Welfare

UFAW - Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

USA PATRIOT Act - United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act

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

USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture

USFWS - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USUHS - Uniform Services University of Health Sciences

VA - Veterans Administration

VAMC - Veterans Administration Medical Center

VMD - Veterinary Medical Doctor

WHO - World Health Organization

WVA - World Veterinary Association