Acronyms Used by OCTR

Here is a list of acronyms used on our website and by the Office of Clinical & Translational Research.

BANNER         Financial Reporting System

CDA                Confidential Disclosure Agreement

CMP                Continuous Monitoring Process

CPOE              Computerized Physician Order Entry

CPT                 Clinical Procedural Terminology. codes for billing purposes

CRC                 Clinical Research Center

DCRC              Dental Clinical Research Center

F & A              Facilities & Administrative costs (formerly called “indirect costs”)

FOAPAL         Fund-Organization-Account-Program-Activity-Location. The abbreviation for the chart of accounts structure used by the Finance in the BANNER system

HSPO               Human Subjects Protection Office

IP                     Intellectual Property

IPAS                Institutional Prior Approval System

IRB                  Institutional Review Board

JDH                 John Dempsey Hospital

MAR                Medication Administration Record

NCD                National Coverage Decision 2000 (Medicare)

NCI                  National Cancer Institute

NIH                 National Institutes of Health; “NIH”

OCTR              Office of Clinical and Translational Research

PFS                  Patient Financial Services

PI                     Principal Investigator

PIC                  Protocol Induced Costs

POE                 Physician Order Entry

RA                   Research Assistant

RAF                 Research Administration and Finance

RC                   Routine Clinical Services. new Medicare terminology for Routine Care

RCM                Research Compliance Monitor

RFA                 Research Fiscal Administration

RFC                 Research Financial Compliance

SC                    Study Coordinator

SOM                School of Medicine

SODM             School of Dental Medicine

SPS                  Sponsored Program Services

T & E               Time and Effort

TV                   Transfer Voucher

UMG               UConn Medical Group