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  • BAA

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    Broad Agency Announcement. A research solicitation or funding notice used in particular by the Department of Defense.

    Also sometimes, Business Associates Agreements. A contract between a HIPAA covered entity and a business associate. It includes a requirement to spell out how data breaches will be handled.

  • BEC

    Business Engagement Center, industry "front door" for research, interns, philanthropy and other activities involving U-M, corporate relations.

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  • Biosafety Containment

    Information about the biosafety level at which research must be conducted.

  • Blue Pages

    The Blue Pages are a directory ORSP created to help find Unit Administrative Contacts. If you're looking for a Research Administrator in your school, college, institute, or department, and/or you don't have access to eRessearch and do not know how to get started, the Blue Pages are a great place to start.