VCU expects that all individuals involved in the use of controlled substances for research will comply with all state and federal regulations regarding the 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.
All individuals involved in the use of controlled substances must complete training prior to handling any controlled substance.
Individuals will need a VCU eID and password to access the Use of Controlled Substances in Research course in Canvas.
There are two options for self-enrolling in the course:
1. You can follow the prompts after clicking on this course link.
2. In the alternative, you can log in to Canvas - then, search for and enroll in the course.
After completing the training course, save or print the page that shows the course was completed successfully.
Authorized users must provide registrants with the page showing their passing score, so that it can be kept with the authorized user’s personnel screening forms.
Registrants wishing to terminate their active registration(s) must inform the DEA and the Virginia Board of Pharmacy of their intent to terminate. Contact email@example.com for the form that must be submitted to the DEA and the Virginia Board of Pharmacy when closing out a registration.
controlled substances on a blue background [View Image]The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), through firstname.lastname@example.org, provides contact information for reverse distributors who are licensed by the DEA and who have contracts with VCU. With prior approval from email@example.com, OVPRI will pay invoices associated with the costs of reverse distribution and disposal of unwanted or expired controlled substances.
Information about Return Logistics International Service Center (RLI), a VCU contract vendor.
Address: 22 Artley Road
Savannah, GA 31408
Voice: (912) 748-5100
Fax: (912) 748-5102
Advance ship notice
Customers are required to fax, email or mail a completed ASN package to the return center. The ASN is provided by RLI after the customer contacts RLI with a request to ship. After RLI receives the completed package, RLI will issue the customer a return order number.
Note: Never ship any controlled substances to Return Logistics International (RLI) until you have been given a return order number. Make sure this number is on the shipping label.
If approved by firstname.lastname@example.org you may use the following billing information:
Company name: Virginia Commonwealth University
Contact name: Cathleen Finnerty
Contact title: Business manager
Contact phone: 804-828-3536, email: email@example.com
Address: 800 East Leigh Street, Suite 300, Box 980568
City: Richmond, State: VA, Zip: 23298-0568
To request a copy of a sample completed application or form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.