Frequently Used Acronyms – IACUC and 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