Common Acronyms & Abbreviations

AAALACi: Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

AALAS: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

APHIS: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (unit of USDA which oversees laboratory animal care and use)

AV: Attending Veterinarian

AVMA: American Veterinary Medical Association

DLAR: Director of Laboratory Animal Resources

EH&S: Environmental Health and Safety Office

IACUC: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IBC: Institutional Biosafety Committee

IO: Institutional Official

NIH: National Institutes of Health

ORPI: Office of Research Protections and Integrity

OLAW: Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

PHS: Public Health Service

PI: Principal Investigator

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture