Testing Agreements

Agreements to be used when the University is performing testing.

Measurement, Composition, Fabrication, or Analysis Academic Research Services Memorandum of Agreement (MCFA)

  • Agreement used by The Pennsylvania State University when offering special Academic Research Services to its various constituencies in fulfillment of its role as a Land Grant University. Services are confined to those projects that provide analysis, evaluation, classification, diagnostics, or interpretation of a client's data, samples, mechanisms, procedures, or products. See Funding Matrix (RA04) under "Sponsored Research Agreement".
  • Funding Limitation: $100,000

Measurement, Composition, Fabrication, or Analysis Academic Research Services Memorandum of Agreement (MCFA) Ag Science Version

  • Memorandum of Agreement. Same purpose as the MCFA but used solely by College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University College of Agriculture sciences receives funds through the USDA and is required to reserve Intellectual Property rights for the US Government under 37 CFR 401.14. See Funding Matrix (RA04) under "Sponsored Research Agreement".
  • Funding Limitation: $100,000

Academic Research Services Order Form

  • One page version of the MCFA, generally used for Fixed-Price, up front payments, unless modified to include an alternate payment schedule. See Funding Matrix (RA04) under "Academic Research Services".
  • Funding Limitation: $100,000