Controlled Substances are drugs whose manufacture, possession and use are regulated by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Every person that engages in research with DEA Controlled Substances at Oregon State University must adhere to all U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR’s) found in 2017 ORS 475.940 through 475.980, and OSU procedures and policy.

OSU Controlled Substance Program
Oregon State University (OSU) Controlled Substance Program describes the special requirements and procedures applicable to the procurement, storage, use, transfer, disposal, and inspection of Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Controlled Substances used for research and teaching activities at all OSU locations.

Principle Investigators (PIs) using controlled substances in their laboratory research (including animal research) are subject to federal, state and University requirements. These requirements (including licensing/registration) are separate from, and in addition to, any that apply to medical practitioners. Practitioner/clinical licenses for veterinarians, and other health care professions cannot be used for animal or human research protocols. Instead, DEA research licenses are required.