Drugs and other substances that are considered controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 are divided into five schedules. A listing of the substances and their schedules can be found at the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency Office of Diversion Control List of Controlled Substances.
For conducting research on narcotic and non-narcotic controlled substances in Schedules II-IV, DEA form #225 (PDF) is submitted with the following information required:
- Investigator - Name, address, institution, state license, and a qualifications statement including a curriculum vita with bibliography for each investigator in the research project.
- Project - Title, statement of purpose, controlled substance name, amount needed, location of research, security statement and a technical description of the substance use.
- Form #225A is used to renew this registration.
In addition to the Federal license, MCW researchers must obtain a State of Wisconsin Special Use Authorization permit. Directions can be found at the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Checklist for Researchers (PDF). Additional information is available at Controlled Substances Special Use Authorization.
MCW has an obligation to audit acquisition, use, record keeping, inventory, storage, transfer, and disposal of all controlled substances used in research at all MCW owned, leased, or otherwise occupied facilities per MCW Corporate Policy Use and Storage of Controlled Substances (RS.GS.020). This policy and others related to research are available on MCW’s intranet site. If you have access to InfoScope, search for keywords “research policies” and select the link Research Policies.
No training is required. The process of obtaining a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration identifies requirements and steps.
The Controlled Substances Coordinator is available to answer most questions and is the point of contact with the local DEA Diversion Office.
For full details, investigators who have access to the MCW intranet site should search for keywords “controlled substances” on InfoScope to view the Public Safety/Controlled Substances intranet site.
Registrants must comply with:
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Controlled Substances Act of 1970;
- All related laws in the Congressional Federal record;
- The State of Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Board;
- MCW Corporate Policy Use and Storage of Controlled Substances (RS.GS.020) Investigators who have access to MCW InfoScope can view this policy by searching for keyword “RS.GS.020”
The Controlled Substances Coordinator is available to answer most questions and is the point of contact with the local DEA Diversion Office: