Appendix C
Abbreviations and Acronyms

AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges

ABSA American Biological Safety Association

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

AG The Australia Group

AMA American Management Association

ANACI Access National Agency Check and Inquiries

APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

ARO Alternate Responsible Official

ARS Agricultural Research Service

ASTM formerly American Society for Testing and Materials

BMBL Biological Safety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

BRL Biomedical Research Laboratory (at George Mason University)

BSAT biological select agents and toxins

BSATAC Biological Select Agents and Toxins Advisory Committee

BSC biosafety cabinet

BSL biosafety level

BTRA bioterrorism risk assessment

BWC Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEN European Committee for Standardization / Comité Européen de Normalisation



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Appendix C Abbreviations and Acronyms AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges ABSA American Biological Safety Association ADA Americans with Disabilities Act AG The Australia Group AMA American Management Association ANACI Access National Agency Check and Inquiries APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ARO Alternate Responsible Official ARS Agricultural Research Service ASTM formerly American Society for Testing and Materials BMBL Biological Safety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories BRL Biomedical Research Laboratory (at George Mason University) BSAT biological select agents and toxins BSATAC Biological Select Agents and Toxins Advisory Committee BSC biosafety cabinet BSL biosafety level BTRA bioterrorism risk assessment BWC Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CEN European Committee for Standardization / Comité Européen de Normalisation 6

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6 APPENDIX C CFR Code of Federal Regulations CIRP Critical Incident Response Program (for the Airline Pilots Association) CJIS Criminal Justice Information Services CVB Center for Veterinary Biologics DHB Defense Health Board DHS Department of Homeland Security DNA deoxyribonucleic acid DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DOJ Department of Justice DSB Defense Science Board EAP employee assistance program EO Executive Order ESCRO Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (Committee) FAQ frequently asked questions FASEB Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation GAO Government Accountability Office GMO genetically modified organism GMU George Mason University HHS Department of Health and Human Services IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee III Interstate Identification Index IRB Institutional Review Board ISATTAC Intragovermental Select Agents and Toxins Technical Advisory Committee LRN Laboratory Response Network MCMI Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory MMPI Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory MUF materials unaccounted for NAC National Agency Check

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6 APPENDIX C NACI National Agency Check and Inquiries NACIC National Agency Check and Inquiries and Credit NACLC National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check NAE National Academy of Engineering NBACC National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center NBL National Biocontainment Laboratory NCBID National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (at George Mason University) NELP National Employment Law Project NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIH National Institutes of Health NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NRC National Research Council NSABB National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity NSF National Science Foundation OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OIG Office of Inspector General OPM Office of Personnel Management OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy PAI Personality Assessment Inventory PI principal investigator PPE personal protective equipment PRP personnel reliability program PSC Professional Standards Committee (for the Airline Pilots Association) RAC Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee RBL Regional Biocontainment Laboratory RCE Regional Center of Excellence (for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases) RCR responsible conduct of research RO Responsible Official SACHRP Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections SIOP Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology SRA Security Risk Assessment SSBI Single Scope Background Investigation TSA Transportation Security Administration

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66 APPENDIX C UFAS Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards UFC Unified Facilities Criteria UK United Kingdom UL Underwriters Laboratories UN United Nations UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System UNSCR United Nations Security Council Regulation USAMRIID U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases USA PATRIOT Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism USC United States Code USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture UTMB University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston WHO World Health Organization WMD weapons of mass destruction