This statement (translated by Google) was made on January 25th by the Department of Physics at the University of Bologna
“E-CAT: DECLARATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS UNIVERSITY ‘OF BOLOGNA
Bologna, January 25, 2012 – The Department of Physics, University of Bologna says that the contract signed in June 2011 between the Department of Physics and the EFA Ltd. (the company owned by Italian Andrea Rossi) was terminated due to failure to meet the conditions of the terms. There’s no relationship between the Department and the EFA Ltd. in connection with this contract. However, the Department of Physics has made available its experience and its equipment to carry out independent measurements on the production of heat by the equipment’s e-cat in order to provide an answer to the entire scientific community and the general public about the phenomenon. The measurement results will be published.
This seems to say that the formal agreement that was in place between the university and EFA is no longer in effect, but that the the offer from the physics department to test the E-Cat is still on the table. It should be noted, however, that in the past Andrea Rossi has said that all testing and research activity was to be done privately, and the test results were not to be made public. This statement indicates that it is the intention of the Department of Physics to publish the results of any testing they do. It’s unclear if Andrea Rossi would agree to this way of proceeding — he has said repeatedly there will be no more public tests.
UPDATE: Mats Lewan of NyTeknik quotes Rossi as saying, “the work of the University of Bologna has already started with meetings together with National Instruments to prepare the whole system analysis.”