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Animal Use: Controlled Substance FAQs and Templates

New information and templates are available to inform researchers on use of controlled substances in animal research.

The use of controlled substances in animal research is sometimes beneficial, however, many researchers do not possess the licenses required to obtain and use controlled substances.

The UGA IACUC website now provides “Using Controlled Substance in Research at the University of Georgia: Guidelines and FAQs” to inform researchers on topics such as How do I get a DEA license? How must I store my controlled substances? and What recordkeeping is required? The intention is to facilitate researchers’ ability to obtain these drugs and comply with the relevant regulations.

Template forms for the required documentation are also available on the IACUC site.

For more information, contact Leanne Alworth,, Director, Office of Animal Care and Use.