Sponsored Project Administration
at Stanford

SOME SU
ACRONYMS

 

     If someone told you to take the SU-42 to the RPM for SCRDP in MSOB, would you know what to do? This page does not present an exhaustive list of Stanford terminology. Such a list would be far longer, and would require almost constant updating. But, as part of an overview presentation, here are selected lists of offices, systems, programs, sponsors/external agencies, and other research-related terms to get you started. By the way, SU stands for Stanford University.

STANFORD OFFICES

CMACost and Management Analysis
DoRDean of Research
EH&SEnvironmental Health and Safety
ERAEngineering Research Administration,
School of Engineering
Financial ServicesThe "Gateway" to the Controller's Office
IADInternal Audit Department
ITSInformation Technology Services
ORA Office of Research Administration
OSROffice of Sponsored Research
OTLOffice of Technology Licensing
PMOProperty Management Office
RMGResearch Management Group,
School of Medicine
VPGEVice Provost for Graduate Education
In addition, you may hear of people referred to as DPAs (Department Property Administrators), PSRs (Property Service Representatives), or RPMs (Research Process Managers).
STANFORD SYSTEMS AND FORMS

NOTE:   Over the past several years, Stanford University has converted most of its core administrative systems to both Oracle and PeopleSoft applications. Most of the university's financial systems now operate through Oracle, while Human Resources and Student Administration are PeopleSoft applications.
GFSGraduate Financial Support
SPIDERSSponsored Projects Information Data Entry Retrieval System
SU-18Stanford Patent and Copyright Agreement (form)
SU-42Stanford Proposal Routing and Approval Sheet (form)
STANFORD PROGRAMS, PROJECTS AND BUILDINGS

NOTE: Almost all Stanford departments, labs and research activities have their own nomenclature. The following is a small sampling.
BIO-XCenter for Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
CISCenter for Integrated Systems
CMGMCenter for Molecular and Genetic Medicine
CSLICenter for the Study of Language and Information
FSIFreemen Spogli Institute for International Studies
G-CEPGlobal Climate & Energy Project
GLAMGeballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
GP-BGravity Probe - B
HEPLHansen Experimental Physics Laboratory
SCRDPStanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention
SLACStanford Linear Accelerator Center
SPONSORS AND OTHER EXTERNAL AGENCIES

DCAADefence Contract Audit Agency
DoEDepartment of Energy
DoEdDepartment of Education
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NSFNational Science Foundation
OMBOffice of Management and Budget
ONROffice of Naval Research
PHSPublic Health Service
OTHER TERMINOLOGY RELATED TO SPONSORED PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION

A-21OMB Circular defining cost principles for Government agreements with educational institutions
APBAdministrative Panel on Biosafety
A-PLACAdministrative Panel on Laboratory Animal Care
AGMAdministrative Guide Memo
IACUCInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IRBInstitutional Review Board
PIPrincipal Investigator
RPHResearch Policy Handbook
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