HRS Health and Retirement Study

ICPSR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

IOM Institute of Medicine

IP intellectual property

IRB Institutional Review Board

ISBER International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories

ISO International Organization for Standardization

LBL Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

MiCDA Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging Data

MTA material transfer agreement

NCES National Center for Education Statistics

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NCI National Cancer Institute

NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute

NIA National Institute on Aging

NICHD Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIH National Institutes of Health

NORC National Opinion Research Center

NRC National Research Council

OBBR Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OHRP Office of Human Research Protections (formerly OPRR)

OPRR Office of Protection from Research Risks

QA quality assurance

QC quality control

SDL statistical disclosure limitation

SNP single nucleotide polymorphism

SOP standard operating procedure

SWAN Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation

UNESCO United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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