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Other Agreements

Information on other agreement types.

Submitting Requests

Create a Kuali Research Record: For tips and guidance related to entering various agreements into the enterprise system of record.

Kuali Research Systems Training: To register for various eCourses and Virtual Instructor Led training related to the various Kuali modules and to access the Kuali Research Training Guides.

Additional Resources and Help: To get more information on various resources, search the knowledge base and how to contact a Research Administration Client Experience agent.

Outgoing Subawards

For more information visit the Outgoing Subawards Page.

Multi Campus Agreements (MCAs)

Incoming MCAs (UCSD is the Recipient)

Outgoing MCAs (UCSD is the Prime)


Multiple Campus Awards (MCAs)  are awards where one UC campus or federal lab performs a portion of the programmatic work of a sponsored project awarded to another UC campus. The UC campus that receives the original award is the “prime campus” while a UC campus that performs the portion of the work is considered a “participating UC campus.” MCAs are not considered subagreements, as defined in 2 CFR § 200.93, because the ten UC campuses and ANR constitute one legal entity, “The Regents of the University of California.” Therefore, it is not appropriate for the campus receiving the prime award to recover IDC on the first $25,000 of an MCA as it is an internal and not a third-party transaction. 

UC Policy

Per UC Policy 8-330 Applicable Rates for Multiple Campus Awards, UCSD does not assess IDC on MCAs issued to other UC campuses regardless of the IDC base. Each participating UC campus is entitled to recover indirect costs based upon the indirect cost rate applicable to the prime award for the direct charges done on that campus, based on that campus’s federal rate agreement.  A campus may not limit the opportunity of another campus to recover indirect costs on Multiple Campus Awards (MCAs).  For MCAs, campuses should coordinate at the time of proposal submission to determine how indirect cost recovery will be implemented.

Creating a Kuali Research Record

Additional Resources

MCA-related FFATA Reporting (Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act)

  • Reporting applies to both incoming and outgoing subawards under Federally Sponsored MCAs.
  • Contact Sheila Paul for FFATA Reporting requirements:

Sales and Service Agreements

Incoming Service Agreements

Funding is being paid in to the University for non-research services performed by the University for someone else. For additional information visit the Incoming Service Agreements page.

Outgoing Service Agreements

Funding is being paid out by the University for purchases/procurements - non-research services performed by someone else. These are handled by Integrated Procure to Pay Services (IPPS) via Oracle.

In order to make sure this work is completed according to UC policy, there are some guidelines for you to follow.  First, determine whether your proposed project is indeed a service project, rather than research.  General guidelines are below but technical leads should consult with their business offices and the SPO as needed.

Characteristics of a RESEARCH Project Include:

  • contributing to the scholarly/scientific conduct of the project
  • has its performance measured against whether the objectives of the program were met
  • has responsibility for programmatic decision-making
  • work requires the use of the discretion and unique expertise of the organization/PI
  • publications and/or IP will be developed 

Characteristics of a SERVICE Project Include:

  • no involvement in the direction of the work or the scientific/scholarly endeavor
  • provided goods or services are in support of, but are ancillary to, the research efforts of the purchaser
  • provide similar goods and services to many purchasers
  • "skilled pair of hands” – anyone with the same training/experience could do the work, and there is no scientific  contribution to the program - we are just doing what the purchaser tells us to do

The Uniform Guidance, Section 200.330 (c), instructs us to use our judgment in making this determination.

All general campus and SIO unit service agreements must be routed through Kuali Research. Submitting a service agreement within Kuali will trigger SPO involvement.  More detailed guidance on this submission process can be found on the Incoming Service Agreements page

SIO Units Only

Departments should feel free to send out quotations for services with two limitations: first, if a quote is being sent in response to an RFP or in a competitive environment, the SPO needs to be involved before the quote goes out; second, all quotes should include our standard quote disclaimer affirming that our standard terms and conditions are the only terms and conditions that apply to our work.  Our standard service agreement should be sent as an attachment along with every quote, as well as any time you respond to an informal inquiry/expression of interest in service work.

Should a company sign our standard service agreement with no changes and if there are no export control issues, work and spending may begin and you can submit the signed agreement to the SPO through Kuali for processing. However, if you are being asked to submit a formal RFP response, if the customer declines to accept our standard service agreement and/or sends you a PO that contains or references its own terms and conditions, or if there are any export control concerns, please submit a proposal in Kuali immediately and do not begin any work until you have SPO approval.

A Restricted Party Screening must be conducted via Visual Compliance for all sales and service agreements.  Please contact UCSD Export Control for access to this tool, and please also take care to contact them well in advance where controlled items, materials, or information may be involved. 

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