Controlled substances can be used for various purposes in research. However, they have some specific requirements to assure that they are not diverted for illegal purposes. The Controlled Substances Program ensures that all controlled substances are used appropriately and within all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations and DOE requirements.
Work with controlled substances requires registration with the DEA. To get started, contact the Controlled Substances Program Administrator, listed under the Contact section on this web page. It is very important to plan ahead since getting a DEA registration approved can take some time.
Work with controlled substances requires special procedures for ordering, receiving, storage, handling, transfers, inventory and records, and disposal. It also requires background checks for those individuals with access to the controlled substances. The Controlled Substances Program Administrator provides assistance with each step of the process.
Visit the DEA website for a list of controlled substances.
For more information, refer to the Controlled Substances Program Plan.