What do all the acronyms mean?

3 R’s: Reduction, Refinement, Replacement

AAALAC: Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

AALAS: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

ACUP: Animal Care and Use Program

APHIS/AC: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Animal Care

ART Core: Assisted Reproductive Technologies

AV: Attending Veterinarian

AVMA: American Veterinary Medical Association

AWA: Animal Welfare Act

AWAR: Animal Welfare Act Regulations

AWIC: Animal Welfare Information Center

CIO: Chief Integrity Officer

CoI: Conflict of Interest

CoIR: Conflict of Interest in Research

CWC: Central and Waterfront Campus

DAR: formerly Division of Animal Resources (WC). See DCM-W for new name.  

DCM-C: Department of Comparative Medicine for Central and Waterfront Campus

DCM-W: Division of Comparative Medicine for West Campus, previously called DAR.

DMR: Designated Member Review

DRI: Director of Research Integrity

DVM: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

eIACUC: Electronic IACUC

FCR: Full Committee Review

HREA: Health Research Extension Act

IACUC: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IBC: Institutional Biosafety Committee

ILAR: Institute for Laboratory Animal Research

ILT: IACUC Leadership Team

IO: Institutional Official

LAT: Laboratory Animal Technician

LATG: Laboratory Animal Technologist

NABR: National Association for Biomedical Research

NHP: Non Human Primate

NIH: National Institutes of Health

NWABR: Northwest Association for Biomedical Research

OIAC: OHSU IACUC Advisory Council

OLAW: Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

ONPRC: Oregon National Primate Research Center (WC)

OPRR: Office of Protection from Research Risks

ORIO: OHSU Research Integrity Office

PHS: Public Health Service

PI: Principal Investigator

PRIM&R: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

RCR: Responsible Conduct of Research

RDA: Research Development & Administration

RGC: Research Grants and Contracts

RIO: Research Integrity Officer

SCAW: Scientists Center for Animal Welfare

SHCC: Shiners Hospital for Crippled Children

sILT: Subcommittee of ILT

SPA: Sponsored Projects Administration

TTBD: Technology Transfer & Business Development

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture

VAS: Vertebrate Animal Section

VMD: Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris

VPR: Vice President for Research

Questions?  Contact the IACUC staff.

Central and Waterfront Campus (CWC): call (503) 494-8408 or

West Campus (WC): call (503) 466-3800 or