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   Common Pitt Acronyms

Common Abbreviations used in the Pitt Research Community.


A - E
F - I
J - M
N - P
Q - Z


A - E

AAHRPP Association for the Accrediation of Human Research Protection Programs
AESP Animal Exposure Surveillance Program
BSC Biological Safety Cabinet
BSL Biosafety Level
BST Biomedical Science Tower
CCEHS Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMH Center for Minority Health
COI Conflict of Interest
CRHC Center for Research on Health Care

Clinical Trials Office
CTSI Clinical Translational Science Institute
CVR Center for Vaccine Research
DLAR Division of Laboratory Animal Resources
DSMB Data Safety Monitoring Board
ECO Education and Compliance Office
EHS Pitt Department of Environmental Health and Safety
ESCRO Embryonic Stem Cell Oversight (now hSCRO)

F - I

FM Facilities Management
FWA Federal Wide Assurance
GCP Good Clinical Practice
GPCL Genomics and Proteomics Core Laboratories
GSPH Graduate School of Public Health
HBR Hieber Building
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
hSCRO Human Stem Cell Research Oversight
(formerly ESCRO)
HSLS Health Sciences Library System
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IBC Insitutional Biosafety Committee
IDE Investigational Device Exemption
IDS Investigational Drug Service
IND Investigational New Drug
IRB Institution Review Board
ISER Internet-Based Studies in Education and Research
(formerly RPF)

J - M

JASMiN John A Swanson Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
MIRM McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
MRRC Magnetic Resonance Research Center
MTA Materials Transfer Agreement
MUH Montefiore University Hospital
MWH Magee Womens Hospital
MWRI Magee Womens Research Institute

N - P

O3IS Office of Investigator-Sponsored IND and IDE Support
OACD Office of Academic Career Development
OCR Office of Clinical Research
OED Office of Enterprise Development
OHRP Office for Human Research Protection (formerly OPRR)
OOR Office of Research
OORHS Office of Research, Health Sciences
OPRR Office for Protection from Research Risks (now OHRP)
OTM Office of Technology Management
PSC Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Q - Z

RBL Regional Biocontainment Laboratory
RCCO Research Conduct and Compliance Office
rDNA Recombinant DNA
RHSO Recruitment/Retention Health Studies Office
TCA Technology Commercialization Alliance
UPCI University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
UPMC University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
UPP University of Pittsburgh Physician
URC University Research Council
VAPHCS Veteran Affairs Pittsburgh Health Care System
WPIC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

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