Controlled Substances

Safety and Risk Management partners with the Office Research and Innovation (OVPRI) to assist all individuals involved in the use of controlled substances for research in complying with all state and federal regulations regarding procurement, recordkeeping, inventory, storage, use and disposal of those substances.

Principal investigators using controlled substances in research must obtain a Virginia Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substances Registration and a DEA Registration prior to ordering or using controlled substances.

During laboratory safety visits SRM confirms compliance with the VCU Controlled Substance Policy, DEA and VBOP Regulations.

SRM visits include verifying:

  • Records Verification (Acquisition, use, disposal)
  • Active Licenses and Registrations  
  • Training
  • Controlled Substance storage and use 
  • Controlled Substance disposal procedures

View the Policy

Controlled Substances Policy 

Contact OPVRI

Please visit the OVPRI Controlled Substance webpage for more information on
registrations, regulations, training and disposal:

OPVRI Controlled Substance