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Lists of Abbreviations Used in the CARDS Database


Activity Codes

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  • B - Block/Formula Grants (e.g. B10)
  • C - Research Construction Programs (e.g. C06)
  • D - Training Projects (e.g. D43)
  • F - Fellowship Programs (e.g. F31, F32)
  • K - Research Career Programs (e.g. K08, K24)
  • M - General Clinical Research Centers Programs (e.g. M01)
  • N - Research and Development-Related Contracts (e.g. N01, N02)
  • P - Research Program Projects and Centers (e.g. P30, P50)
  • R - Research Projects (e.g. R01, R21)
  • S - Research-Related Programs (e.g. S10)
  • T - Training Programs (e.g. T32, T37)
  • U - Cooperative Agreements (e.g. U01, U09)
  • Y - Inter-Agency/Intra-Agency Agreements (e.g. Y01, Y02)
  • Z - Intramural Research (e.g. Z01)

Administering Organization Codes

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Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
  • AA - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • AG - National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • AI - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • AR - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
  • AT - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
  • CA - National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • CN - NCI Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC)
  • CP - NCI Division of Cancer Etiology
  • DA - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • DC - National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • DE - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  • DK - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • EB - National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
  • ES - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • EY - National Eye Institute (NEI)
  • GM - National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
  • HC - NHLBI Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
  • HD - National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
  • HG - National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • HL - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • HO - NHLBI Office of the Director
  • MD - National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)
  • MH - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • NR - National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
  • NS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • OB - Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
  • OD - Office of the Director (OD)
  • OS - Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
  • RR - National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
  • SC - NCI Clinical Sciences
  • TW - Fogarty International Center (FIC)
United States Department of Agriculture
  • UA - Agriculture Research Services (ARS)
  • UI - State Agricultural Research Services (SAES)
  • US - Southern Research Station (SRS)
United States Department of Defense
  • DO - Department of Defense

Federal Agencies

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  • DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services
  • DHHS/NIH - Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
  • DOD - Department of Defense
  • USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
  • USDA/ARS - United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
  • USDA/ERS - United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
  • USDA/SAES - United States Department of Agriculture, State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • USDA/SRS - United States Department of Agriculture, Southern Research Station

Note: For National Institutes of Health institute and center codes, please refer to the Administering Organization Codes on this webpage.