New: Guidance for the use of Controlled Substances in Research

The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) has finalized guidance on the Use of Controlled Substances in Research. The Guidance, available at, provides an overview of key DEA regulations regarding licensing and registration, storage and security, disposal, record keeping and required action when responding to theft or loss of controlled substances.

Please also note that individuals with DEA registrations will need to submit copies of all registration and licensing documents to the Office of Research Compliance.  This will allow ORC to more easily identify those who have the required approvals to work with controlled substances.  Further, all research and/or teaching activities involving the use of controlled substances must have prior written approval from the appropriate campus regulatory body.

Use of Controlled Substances in Research