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Acronyms

Below is a list defining the acronyms used on our website.

A-D

ACJS
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
ADAM
Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (formerly DUF)
ADSS
Alcohol and Drug Services Study
ALLBUS
German Social Survey
ANES
American National Election Studies
APHA
American Public Health Association
APSA
American Political Science Association
ASA
American Sociological Association
ASA
American Statistical Association
ASC
American Society of Criminology
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASSA
Allied Social Sciences Association
BJS
Bureau of Justice Statistics
CALDATA
California Drug and Alcohol Treatment Assessment
CBHSQ
Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
CCD
Common Core of Data
CESSDA
Council for European Social Science Data Archives
CFFR
Consolidated Federal Funds Report
CMRC
Crime Mapping Research Center of the National Institute of Justice (currently MAPS)
CPS
Current Population Survey
CSES
Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
DATOS
Drug Abuse Treatment Outcomes Study
DATSS
Drug Abuse Treatment System Survey
DAWN
Drug Abuse Warning Network
DC*MADS
(Washington) DC Metropolitan Area Drug Study
DDI
Data Documentation Initiative
DOJ
(United States) Department of Justice
DR
Designated Representative
DRP
Data Resources Program of the National Institute of Justice
DTD
Document Type Definition
DUF
Drug User Forecasting Program (currently ADAM)

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FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FEDOR
Federation Official Representative
FIPS
Federal Information Processing Standards
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
GSA
Gerontological Association of America
GSS
General Social Survey
HS&B
High School and Beyond
HEGIS
Higher Education General Information Survey
HHS
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
HMCA
Health and Medical Care Archive
HRS
Health and Retirement Study
HRWG
Homicide Research Working Group
HTML
HyperText Markup Language
HTTP
HyperText Transfer Protocol
HUB OR
Hub Official Representative (for an ICPSR federation)

I-L

IAED
International Archive of Education Data
ICPSR
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
IFDO
International Federation of Data Organizations
IHDP
Infant Health and Development Program
IPEDS
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
ISA
International Studies Association
ISR
Institute for Social Research
ISSP
International Social Survey Program
JRSA
Justice Research and Statistics Association
LEMAS
Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics
LEOKA
Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

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MAPS
Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety (formerly CMRC)
MDRC
Minority Data Resource Center
MIDUS
Midlife in the United States
MTF
Monitoring the Future
NACDA
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging
NACJD
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
NAEP
National Assessment of Education Progress
NARA
National Archives and Records Administration
NCES
National Center for Educational Statistics
NCHS
National Center for Health Statistics
NCJRS
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCRP
National Corrections Reporting Program
NCVS
National Crime Victimization Survey
NDATUS
(see Uniform Facility Data Set)
NELS
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988
NES
National Election Studies
NHSDA
National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
NHES
National Household Education Survey
NIA
National Institute on Aging
NIBRS
National Incident-Based Reporting System
NICHD
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NIDA
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NIJ
National Institute of Justice
NJRP
National Judicial Reporting Program
NLS
National Longitudinal Survey of College Graduates
NLSY
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (part of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience)
NORC
National Opinion Research Center
NPHS
National Pregnancy and Health Survey
NPSAS
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study
NSF
National Science Foundation
NSFG
National Survey of Family Growth
NTIES
National Treatment Improvement Evaluation Study
NYS
National Youth Survey
OBTS
Offender Based Transaction Statistics
OJJDP
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OR
Official Representative
OSIRIS
Organized Set of Integrated Routines for Investigation of Social Science Data
PDF
Portable Document Format
PI
Principal Investigator
PRA
Publication-Related Archive
PRAMHS
Policy Research on Aging and Mental Health Services
PSID
Panel Study of Income Dynamics
PSS
Private School Survey

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RCG
Recent College Graduates
ROAD
Record of American Democracy
RWJF
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
SAMHDA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SASS
Schools and Staffing Survey
SCAB
Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior
SDA
Survey Documentation and Analysis
SGML
Standard Generalized Markup Language
SHR
Supplementary Homicide Reports
SIMI
Site for Instructional Materials and Information
SIPP
Survey of Income and Program Participation
SROS
Services Research Outcomes Study
SSHA
Social Science History Association
TEDS
Treatment Episode Data Set
TOPS
Treatment Outcomes Prospective Study

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UCR
Uniform Crime Reporting Program
UFDS
Uniform Facility Data Set (formerly NDATUS)
UN
United Nations
USDHHS
United States Department of Health and Human Services
USDOJ
United States Department of Justice
WHO
World Health Organization
XML
eXtensible Markup Language