IFAS Internal Management Memoranda

IFAS; Testing of Materials

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 1, 1993

INTERNAL MANAGEMENT MEMORANDUM NUMBER: 6C1-6.130-2 (Revised)

SUBJECT: IFAS; Testing of Materials

  1. Personnel of UF/IFAS are not to make tests of any substance or material that is not reasonably identified with respect to potential content. Testing unidentified substances hold the potential hazards of endangering personnel or disclosing patented data. Routine analytical tests of the nature readily performed by commercial laboratories are not to be made by UF/IFAS for private use, unless the resulting data supplement and/or complement existing research or extension programs of UF/IFAS in a manner that adds value to the work.

  2. If analytical work (paid or unpaid) is done for any external entity, in full or in part, by UF/IFAS personnel, UF/IFAS shall have the privilege of using the results obtained as its own property and in any way it deems in the public interest. No analytical work for any outside agency or person is to be promised or made by personnel of UF/IFAS without prior approval of the appropriate department chair and functional dean.

  3. The above policy does not apply to those cases where a formal memorandum of understanding is in effect.