Cornell's Routine Product Testing Agreement (RPTA) is a mechanism by which an investigator may enter into a contract with a client to test a propriety product or device under a client-developed testing protocol.
The Routine Product Testing Agreement (RPTA or PTA) is designed to facilitate routine testing arrangements by providing a pre-approved set of terms and conditions that allow for testing.
The RPTA been approved for use by the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Human Ecology and Veterinary Medicine. Other colleges wishing to use the agreement should contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.
The RPTA must be used as is with no modifications. If modified, the agreement must be reviewed, approved and administered by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Testing performed under the RPTA may not involve animals, human participants, or regulated materials (recombinant DNA, transgenic plants, biohazardous materials, select agents). If protocols are required to perform the work, the agreement must be reviewed, approved and administered by OSP.