The University of Montana supports a significant number of recharge facilities - both research and non-research - which provide needed services to the campus community at costs competitive to external providers.
Such facilities must:
- be fiscally-administered in discrete cost accounts, such as dedicated Designated sales & service accounts, in order to to ensure consistent application of rate reviews and bill processing; and,
- conduct and document regular rate and performance reviews to ensure that all recharge facilities provide needed services to the campus community at costs competitive to external providers, and meet any additional requirements or regulations as appropriate.
Research core facilities provide highly complex or specialized scientific support, for internal and external users, using high cost equipment typically funded through sponsored program funding. Such facilities most often originate as a result of a sponsored program project with the intent to purchase high dollar value, technical equipment, and establish the infrastructure required to support the facility. See Establishing Core Facilities for more information and guidance.