Researchers must have a valid Registration in order to procure and use Controlled Substances in research involving animal models or in vitro experiments at the University of Virginia.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Virginia Board of Pharmacy (VBP) require that all locations which store Controlled Substances (CS) for use in research must be registered with both the DEA and VBP, and adhere to the other regulations regarding procurement, record keeping, administration (to animals or in vitro), and destruction. 

The UVA Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) maintains a Wholesale Distributers Registration, and they only dispense Controlled Substances to members of the research community that hold both the required DEA Registration and VBP Registration Certificate. 

The Office of the Vice President for Research has produced an instructional manual for the UVA research community to provide guidance in the crucial aspects of the application process, procurement, storage, use and destruction of Controlled Substances.

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Sanford Feldman

Director, Comparative Medicine


Angela Gamble

Director, Office of Animal Welfare