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Last Updated: 03/13/16

Acronym List

BMBL
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
BSL
biosafety level
BBRB
NCI Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch
CAP
College of American Pathologists
(BAP: CAP Biorepository Accreditation Program)
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDE
common data element
CMMI
Capability Maturity Model Integration
CMS
Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services
COI
conflict of interest
DHHS
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
FDA
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
GINA
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HITECH
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health
IATA
International Air Transport Association
IP
intellectual property
IRB
institutional review board
MTA
material transfer agreement
NCI
National Cancer Institute
NHGRI
National Human Genome Research Institute
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology
OHRP
Office for Human Research Protections
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PHI
protected health information
PHS
Public Health Service
QA/QC
quality assurance/quality control
QMS
quality management system
RNA
ribonucleic acid
SOP
standard operating procedure