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Office of Grants and Contracts

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Below is a list of Grants and Contracts related acronyms that are used throughout this website.

  • COI: Conflict of Interest
  • COMIRB: Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board
  • Co-PI: Co-Principal Investigator
  • CRO: Clinical Research Organization
  • CTA: Clinical Trial Agreement
  • CU: University of Colorado
  • DHHS: Department of Health and Human Services
  • F&A: Facilities and Administrative Costs
  • FAR: Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • FOPPS: Fund, Org., Program, Project, Subclass
  • FID: Financial Interest Disclosure
  • FTE: Full-Time Equivalent
  • G&C: Grants and Contracts
  • GMO: Grants Management Officer
  • HR: Human Resources
  • IACUC: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • MTDC: Modified Total Direct Costs
  • OMB: Office of Management and Budget
  • PBS: Payroll and Benefit Services
  • PER: Personnel Effort Report
  • PI: Principal Investigator
  • PSC: Procurement Service Center
  • RFA: Request for Applications
  • RFP: Request for Proposal
  • SNAP: Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process
  • SPO: Standing Purchase Order
  • SRA: Sponsored Research Agreement
  • TAA: Travel Authorization/Advance
  • TDC: Total Direct Costs
  • UC Denver: University of Colorado Denver
  • UCH: University of Colorado Hospital
  • UBI: Unrelated Business Income
  • UBIT: Unrelated Business Income Tax

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