UDislose - Glossary and Acronyms

Acronyms & Glossary

UDisclose Acronyms and Glossary v.2
Last updated: 12/8/20

PHS Agencies:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Eye Institute (NEI)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NIH Centers

  • NIH Clinical Center (CC)
  • Center for Information Technology (CIT)
  • Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
  • Fogarty International Center (FIC)
  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)


Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Indian Health Service (IHS)


PHS Offices:

  • Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (OASPR)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
  • Office of Public Health and Science
  • Administration on Aging (AOA)
  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

  PHS-Like Entities (either funded by PHS or follow similar COI guidelines):

  • Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)
  • Alpha-1 Foundation
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Lung Association (ALA)
  • Arthritis Foundation (AF)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • CurePSP
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
    • PCORNet
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
  • Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc.

 State Programs

  • California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)
  • California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP)
  • FL Dept. of Health: James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program
  • FL Dept. of Health: Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program
  • FL Dept. of Health: Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program

 Oncology Trial Networks (NCI-Funded)

  • National Clinical Trials Networks (NCTN)
  • Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium (CanCORS)
  • NCI Community Oncology Research Program
  • Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  • NRG Oncology
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
  • Southwestern Oncology Group (SWOG)
  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
  • Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)
  • Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN)
  • Blood & Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN)
  • Academic and Community Cancer Research United