A&AA — Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia
AAMRI — Australian Association of Medical Research Institutes
AAMRNet — Australian Antimicrobial Resistance Network
AANMS— Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists
ACSQHC — Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
ACTA — Australian Clinical Trials Alliance
ACvA — Australian Cardiovascular Alliance
AFAO — Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
AHHA — Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
AIHW — Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
ALLG— Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group
ANZCHOG — Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group
ANZCTR — Australia New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry
ANZSNM— Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APAA — Australian Patient Advocacy Alliance
ARC — Australian Research Council
ARTG — Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
ASCIA — Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
ATAGI — Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
AusPAR — Australian Public Assessment Report
BENeLuxA — Belgium Netherlands Luxembourg Austria Ireland
BMS — Bristol Myers Squibb
BTF — Biomedical Translation Fund
CFA — Cystic Fibrosis Australia
CHF — Consumers Health Forum of Australia
CMRI — Children’s Medical Research Institute
COR — Comparable Overseas Regulator
COVID-19 — Coronavirus disease 2019
CRO — Clinical research organisation/contract research organisation
CTA — Clinical Trial Authorisation
CTAG — Clinical Trials Action Group
CTC — Clinical Trials Connect
CTN — Clinical Trial Network or Clinical Trial Notification
CTX— Clinical Trial Exemption
DTx — Digital therapeutics
EMA — European Medicines Agency
EoE — Eosinophilic Esophagitis
ESC — Economic Sub Committee (in the context of the PBAC) or Evaluation Sub Committee (in the context of the MSAC)
EU — European Union
EURORDIS — European Organisation for Rare Diseases
FDA — United States Food and Drugs Administration
GBMA — Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association
GCP — Good Clinical Practice
GDP — Gross Domestic Product
GMO — Genetically Modified Organism
HealthPACT — Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology
HECS — Higher Education Contribution Scheme
HIV — Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPP — Health Products Portal
HREC — Human Research Ethics Committee
HTA — Health technology assessment
ICH — International Council for Harmonisation
ICTC — International Clinical Trial Collaborations
ICTRP — International Clinical Trials Registry Platform
IP — Intellectual property
IVD — In vitro diagnostic
KDB — Knowledge Development Box
LSDP — Life Saving Drugs Program
MA — Medicines Australia
MAP — Managed Access Program
MBS — Medicare Benefits Schedule
MDDA — Metabolic Dietary Disorders Association
MES — Managed Entry Scheme
MIME — Monash Institute for Medical Engineering
MOGA— Medical Oncology Group of Australia
MRFF — Medical Research Future Fund
MRI — Magnetic resonance imaging
MSAC — Medical Services Advisory Committee
MSD — Merck Sharp & Dohme Australia
MTAA — Medical Technology Association of Australia
MUCHE — Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
NACCHO — National Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation
NBA — National Blood Authority
NBS — Newborn Bloodspot Screening
NCAR — Australian National Congenital Anomalies Register
NDSS — National Diabetes Supply Scheme
NHMRC — National Health and Medical Research Centre
NHS — National Health Service
NHRA — National Health Reform Agreement
NICE —National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (United Kingdom)
NIP — National Immunisation Program
NMA — National Mutual Acceptance
NMP — National Medicines Policy
ODD — Orphan Drug Designation
OECD — Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OGTR — Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
PASC — PICO Advisory Sub Committee
PBAC — Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
PBPA — Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority
PBS — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PHA — Private Healthcare Australia
PICO — Population, Intervention, Comparator and Outcome
PL — Prostheses List
PLAC — Prostheses List Advisory Committee
POCT — Point of Care Testing
PREM — Patient Reported Experience Measure
PRISM — Psychedelic Research In Science and Medicine Inc.
PROM — Patient Reported Outcome Measure
PSA — Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
PTA — Pathology Technology Australia
R&D — Research and Development
RCRDUN — Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need
RDIWG — Rare Disease Industry Working Group
RDTI — Research and Development Tax Incentive
RGO — Research Governance Office
RPBS — Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
RRDA — Recordati Rare Diseases Australia
RVA — Rare Voices Australia
RWD — Real World Data
RWE — Real World Evidence
SAS — Special Access Scheme
SHARE — Scottish Health Research Registry
SOSDF — Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation
SPHERE — Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise
STA — Specialised Therapeutics Australia
TGA —Therapeutic Goods Administration
WHO — World Health Organization

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