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IEEE

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IP

Internet protocol

IPR

intellectual property right

IRB

Institutional Review Board

ISI

Institute for Scientific Information, Inc.

ITA

International Trade Administration

LTER

Long-Term Ecological Research

MB

megabyte

MMDB

Molecular Modeling Database

NavTech

Navigation Technologies, Inc.

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NBII

National Biological Information Infrastructure

NCAR

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCBI

National Center for Biotechnology Information

NCDC

National Climatic Data Center

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service

netCDF

network common data form

NEXRAD

Next Generation Radar

NHGRI

National Human Genome Research Institute

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NLM

National Library of Medicine

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NSDI

National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NSF

National Science Foundation

NWIS

National Weather and Information System

NWS

National Weather Service

OCR

optical character recognition

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OMIM

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

PC

personal computer

PDB

Protein Data Bank

R&D

research and development

REFPROP

Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Refrigerants and Refrigerant Mixtures Database

S&T

scientific and technical

SDTS

spatial data transfer standard

STN

Science and Technology Network



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