The University of Iowa

Controlled Substances in Research

The purchase, use, and destruction of controlled substances is governed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners (IBPE).   Principal Investigators (PIs) are responsible for registering with both the DEA and IBPE and will be subject to strict regulations controlling storage, inventory and purchase, receipt, dispense/use and disposal records.  PIs may be subject to inspections by IBPE and/or DEA.

Questions about controlled substance use in research can be directed to:

Questions about clinical use/patient care of controlled substances should be directed to UIHC Pharmacy. 



  • Controlled Substances in Research - W501CM
    • This course is recommended for personnel who use controlled substances in their research.
    • Audience: Personnel who use or plan to use controlled substances as part of their research.

For further training and registration information, go to EHS Safety Training.


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