UW Research

Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

Administrative PI

A named Administrative PI is responsible on behalf of UW for Principal Investigator final review and submission of the proposal and progress reports as well as…


Administrative Support (salary)


Advance Budget (UW)

Advance Budget

An Advance Budget Request (ABR) creates a grant or contract budget number which can be used until the sponsor funds are released. The amount is guaranteed…

adverse event (AE)

Any untoward or unfavorable medical occurrence in a human subject, including any abnormal sign (for example, abnormal physical exam or laboratory finding), system, or disease temporally…

Affiliate Organization

Independent organization with which the University has a business relationship. Examples: Seattle Children’s and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

After-the-Fact (ATF) eGC1

Any eGC1 that has an agreement attached, whether fully or partially executed or not yet negotiated, is considered an After-the-Fact (ATF) eGC1. This is the case…


Attorney General


The sponsoring organization that contributes funding to a specific project. Often used when referring to federal sponsoring organizations.


American Heart Association (Sponsor)