Controlled Substances in Research
When using controlled substances in research and teaching activities, all University of Minnesota employees must comply with federal and state regulations, as well as institutional guidelines. This page offers a collection of important documents and links related to controlled substances compliance.
Contact DEHS (email@example.com) with further questions about controlled substances.
Federal regulations govern the use of controlled substances in research and teaching activities. The following documents provide guidance on obtaining necessary registrations. Changes in unit registrants, lab additions, or closures in the unit must be reported to DEHS.
Purchasing controlled substances
The use of centralized purchasing of controlled substances is highly recommended. On the Minneapolis campus, Boynton Pharmacy obtains, and often stocks, the controlled substances commonly used in animal research. In St. Paul, the Veterinary Medical Center pharmacy can supply most controlled drugs.Power of attorney form
The U of M policy Using Controlled Substances for Research requires researchers to store controlled substances in a safe. Small safes must be bolted to an immovable object.
Inventory and Records
The following forms and records have been created to meet record-keeping requirements of using controlled substances in research. They contain the required elements within federal, state and institutional regulations.
Loss and Theft
Researchers may need to complete and submit the following three DEA forms when using controlled substances.
Standard Operating Procedure
The U of M Controlled Substances SOP defines the person who is responsible for each of the activities related to using controlled substances for research.
University Policies and Procedures
Using and disposing of controlled substances (procedure)
Have you taken the tutorial?
Employees who work with controlled substances for research are strongly encouraged to complete the online tutorial: Using Controlled Substances for Research
The tutorial provides an introduction to federal and state regulations, as well as University of Minnesota policy and procedures about the use of controlled substances for research. After taking the tutorial, the record will be posted in the employee’s online training record.