For Institute program-specific acronyms, go to NIAID Profile and Fact Book.
Block to the award of a grant application until problems are resolved. For example, if a scientific review group has concerns about insufficient protection of human subjects or research animals, it enters a code 44 in the summary statement.
NIAID can also bar an award for unacceptable inclusion of children, women, or minorities. See restriction.
Go to these NIAID resources:
Law encouraging universities and researchers to develop their inventions into marketable products.
See Small Business Innovation Research, Small Business Technology Transfer, technology transfer, and Federal Technology Transfer Act.
Go to these resources:
Statement of ethical principles for human subjects research issued by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects in 1979. Also see Nuremberg Code.
Go to the Belmont Report.
Ethical principle in the Belmont Report stating an obligation to protect people by not doing harm, maximizing benefits, and minimizing risks.
For grant applications, a field and attachment in the Research and Related Other Project Information component of the Grant Application Package.
New, renewal, revision, or resubmission of an investigator-initiated application requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year. Big grant applications require preapproval from an NIH institute or center.
Go to NIAID's Big Grants SOP and Big Grant Applications questions and answers.
For grant applications, attachment in the Research and Related Senior/Key Person Profile component of the Grant Application Package that highlights the scientific accomplishments of key personnel listed in an application.
Therapeutic serum, toxin, antitoxin, or analogous product for preventing, treating, or curing disease or injury. Go to the definition in 21 CFR 600.
License agreement used when NIH seeks to transfer unpatented biological materials to a for-profit entity for commercial use.
Go to NIAID's Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office.
Index that enables NIH to measure annual changes in prices of research and development items and services. See also constant dollars and current dollars.
Guidelines for microbiological and medical laboratories that provide levels of protection for workers based on risks of manipulating transmissible agents, using engineering controls, management policies, work practices, and occasionally, medical intervention.
Go to CDC's Biosafety.
Human subjects term indicating a person having origins in the black racial groups of Africa.
NIH policy requires this minority group to be included in clinical research barring a compelling rationale not to do so. See Planned Enrollment Report and Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment Report.
Go to the NIAID Human Subjects Resources portal.
See Biological Material License.
Body that advises the NIAID Division of Intramural Research and NIAID directors on the Institute's intramural research programs, basing its recommendations on periodic reviews of staff and laboratories.
Go to BSC Roster.
General solicitation that identifies areas of scientific interest or aims to advance science. It differs from a request for proposals, which specifies a service or product the government wishes to acquire.
Broad agency announcements include criteria for selecting proposals and attracting offerors, who develop a statement of work and performance specifications.
Budget and Accounting Act
Legal authority to spend monies for programs, projects, or activities.
Budget authority may be classified by the period (one-year, multiyear, no-year), timing of congressional action (current or permanent), or manner of determining the amount available (definite or indefinite). See authorization and appropriation.
NIAID's annual allotment of funds and plans for spending them. See appropriation.
Go to NIAID's Paylines and Funding portal.
budget pages, grant application
For grant applications, see the Research and Related Budget components of the Grant Application Package.
Go to Plan Your Budget in NIAID's Strategy for NIH Funding.
Legislation in the form of a concurrent resolution proposing a budget for the federal government. It establishes budget totals, divides spending into functional categories (e.g., transportation), and may include reconciliation instructions to House or Senate committees.
Go to these NIAID resources on the Paylines and Funding portal:
Overlap of support that occurs when budgetary items requested in a grant application are already provided by another source.
Go to NIAID's Prepare Your Other Support Submission in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Last Updated June 18, 2015
Last Reviewed March 28, 2012