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A

ACTG AIDS Clinical Trials Group
ADE AIDS Defining Events

ADR

Adverse Drug Reaction
AE
Adverse Event
AER
Adverse Event Report
AETC NEC
AIDS Education and Training Center National Evaluation Center
ARAC
AIDS Research Advisory Committee
ATN
Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

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B

BRAG
Bioanalytical Method Validation Group
BSCG 
Behavioral Science Consultative Group
BSIG
Behavioral Science Interest Group
BSWG
Behavioral Science Working Group
BTG
Be The Generation
BIPOC Black Indigenous and People of Color

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C

CAB
Community Advisory Board
CAP College of American Pathologists
CBAR Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research
CCBR
Coordinating Centers for Biometric Research
CCWG
Cross CAB Working Group
CDASH
Clinical Data Acquisition Standards Harmonization
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDISC
Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium
CDMS
Clinical Data Management System
CFAR Center for AIDS Research
CHAVI-ID
Center For HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology And Immunogen Discovery
CIS
Community Indicator Survey
CITI
Collaborative IRB Training Initiative
CLIA
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNCPL
Cross-Network Clinical Pharmacology Laboratories Forum
COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019
COI 
Conflict of Interest
CP
Community Partners
CPQA 
Clinical Pharmacology Quality Assurance
CPQAAB
Clinical Pharmacology Quality Assurance Advisory Board
CPQASC
Clinical Pharmacology Quality Assurance Steering Committee
CRF
Case Report Form
CRMB
Clinical Research Management Branch
CRMS Clinical Research Management System
CRO
Contract Research Organization
CROI
Conference on Retroviruses And Opportunistic Infections
CRS
Clinical Research Site
CSI
Concept Systems Incorporated
CTA
Clinical Trial Agreement
CTD
Common Technical Document
CTU
Clinical Trial Units
CWG
Communications Working Group

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D

DAERS 
DAIDS Adverse Experience Reporting System
DAIDS
Division of AIDS
DAIDS ES
Division of AIDS Enterprise System
DART DAIDS Applied Research Training
DCLOT
DAIDS Clinical Laboratory Oversight Team
DMC
Data Management Center
DRTE
DAIDS Regional Training Events
DSMB
Data and Safety Monitoring Board

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E

EAE
Expedited Adverse Event
EDC
Electronic Data Capture
EMA
European Medicines Agency
EQA
External Quality Assessment
EWG
Evaluation Working Group

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F

FDA
Food And Drug Administration
FHI360
Family Health International
FOA
Funding Opportunity Announcement
FSTRF
Frontier Science

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G

GCAB Global Community Advisory Board
GCLP
Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
GCP
Good Clinical Practice
GPP
Good Participatory Practice

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H

HAART
Highly Active AntiRetroviral Therapy
HANC
Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination
HBCU
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HPTN
HIV Prevention Trials Network
HRCT HIV Research Counseling and Testing
HSP Human Subjects Protection
HVTN HIV Vaccine Trials Network

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I

I/C
Institutes/Centers
IAS
International AIDS Society
ICAG
IQA Cryopreservation Proficiency Testing Advisory Group
ICH International Council for Harmonisation
IEC Independent Ethics Committee
IMPAACT International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials group
IND Investigational New Drug
INSIGHT International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials
IPV Intimate Partner Violence
IQA Immunology Quality Assurance
IRB Institutional Review Board

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J

JHU
Johns Hopkins University

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L

LAR
Legally Authorized Representative
LDMS Laboratory Data Management Solution
LFG Lab Focus Group
LOC Leadership Operations Center
LPC Laboratory Processing Chart
LPWG Legacy Project Work Group
LTC Laboratory Technologist Committee

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M

MCC
Medicines Control Council
MedDRA Medical Dictionary For Regulatory Activities
MHRP U.S. Military HIV Research Program
MMRW Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MP Medical Officer
MSM Men Who Have Sex With Men
MTN Microbicide Trials Network

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N

NAESM
National AIDS Education And Services For Minorities
NCC Network Coordinating Center
NDA New Drug Application
NEC Network Evaluation Committee
NHLS National Health Laboratory Science
NHVREI NIAID HIV Vaccine Research Education Initiative
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NICHD National Institute Of Child Health And Human Development
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health
NLG Network Leaders Group
NMAC National Minority AIDS Council

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O

OAR
Office of AIDS Research
OCICB Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology
OCSO Office of Clinical Site Oversight
OER Office of Extramural Research
OHRP Office for Human Research Protections
OPCRO Office for Policy in Clinical Research Operations
ORA Office of Regulatory Affairs

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P

PAB
Pharmaceutical Affairs Branch
PBMC Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell
PEP Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
PEPFAR U.S. President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief
PF Protocol Funds
PI Principal Investigator
PID/Patid Participant Identification Number
PMA Premarket Approval
PNL Primary Network Laboratory
POCAAN People of Color Against AIDS Network
PPD Pharmaceutical Product Development
PrEP Pre-exposure Prophylaxis
PSLs
Pharmacology Specialty Laboratories
PT Proficiency Testing

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Q

QA
Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control

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R

RAB
Regulatory Affairs Branch
RCC Regulatory Compliance Center
RCR Responsible Conduct of Research
RFA Request For Application
RFP Request For Proposal
RPG Research Project Grant
RRC
Risk Reduction Counseling
RSC Regulatory Support Center

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S

SA MRC
South African Medical Research Council
SAE Serious Adverse Event
SAG Scientific Administration Group
SAHPRA South African Health Products Regulatory Authority
SARS-CoV-2 Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
SBIR Small Business Innovative Research
SCHARP Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention
SCWG Site Coordinators Working Group
SDAC Statistical Data and Analysis Center
SDMC Statistical and Data Management Centers
SDTM Study Data Tabulation Model
SES Subject Enrollment System
SID Study Identification Number
SME Subject Matter Expert
SMILE Patient Safety Monitoring and International Laboratory Evaluation
SMQ Standardized MedDRA Query
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SOS Saving Ourselves Symposium
SPT Safety and Pharmacovigilance Team
SWG Strategic Working Group

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T

TaP/TasP
Treatment as Prevention
TB Tuberculosis
TB TSG Tuberculosis Transformative Science Group
TBLDWG Tuberculosis Laboratory Diagnostics Working Group
TBTC Tuberculosis Trials Consortium
TBTC CRAG Tuberculosis Trials Consortium Community Research Advisors Group
TCUs Tribal Colleges And Universities
TQM Total Quality Management
TSDV Targeted Source Document Verification

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U

UK NEQAS
United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
USCHA United States Conference on HIV/AIDS

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V

VMMC
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
VQAAB Virology Quality Assurance Advisory Board
VTU Vaccine Trials Unit

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W

WG
Working Group
WHISC Women's Health Inter-Network Scientific Committee
WHO World Health Organization
WHRC Women's HIV Research Collaborative

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Y

YPRWG
Youth Prevention Research Working Group

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