How do I get authorization to use controlled substances in my research?
In order to work with controlled substances on the Berkeley campus, the principal investigator (PI) must obtain a controlled substances use authorization (CSUA), and each researcher working with the controlled substance(s) must be added to that registration.
CSUA approval is required prior to use of any controlled substances in research activities.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about controlled substances use authorizations (CSUAs).
Obtain a CSUA for Research
Only a principal investigator (PI) may submit a registration application to obtain a CSUA for their research.
Complete and submit a Project Registration Form. Paper copies must be delivered to EH&S in 317 University Hall.
Animal Use Protocol
Criminal Background Check and Disclosure Form
EH&S Inspection and Approval
Prior to approval of a CSUA, EH&S will perform an inspection of the proposed storage space and verify its security.
Research activities involving controlled substances not administered to animals require additional verification from an organizational official. This may include a department chair, college dean, or other organizational executive.
Add a Researcher to an Existing CSUA
Only a principal investigator (PI) may request an amendment to an existing CSUA.
Request an Amendment
Criminal Background Check and Disclosure
- All researchers working with controlled substances must complete the required training course. EHS 501 Controlled Substances Used in Research is an online course available in the UC Learning Center.