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DEA License Information

Here are the University of Maryland, each investigator who wish to use controlled substances must apply for a state and federal license.

How to Apply

Documents for application are available on the respective registration websites:

Maryland (see "CDS Application")

Federal (see "Registration")

Documents are also available by contacting the IACUC office

Step One:

Apply for a Maryland State Controlled Dangerous Substances Registration (CDS) with the Office of Controlled Substances Administration (OCSA).

  1. Complete the OCSA Researcher Questionnaire
  2. Complete the 3-year practitioner application form
    Be sure to:
    • select Research and appropriate schedule (I - V)
    • complete c Fee Exempt Details - Check State and get this signed by the "certifier" Denise Clark, Associate VP for Research
    • provide physical address where drugs will be used
    • list federal DEA license as "pending"
    • fill out all other requested information

As a researcher, you are not a "prescriber" and do not need to register with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. 

Step Two:

Once approved, apply for a Federal DEA license (you will need your state license number)

First-time applications for Researchers should complete DEA form 225 and submit by mail, in order to apply the signature required to have fees waived for the federal application. (Again, Denise Clark is the signatory.) Please see form 225 and Instructions for 225.

You will be asked to complete the Federal DEA Researcher Questionnaire after you have submitted the application.

Common Controlled Substances

Controlled Substance Schedule DEA Code
Pentobarbital (e.g., Nembutal) II N 2270
Phenytoin/pentobarbital (trade name Beuthanasia-D) III N 2271
Diazepam IV N 2765
Methyltestosterone (17alpha-methyl-17betahydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one) III N 4000
Ketamine III N 7285
Buprenorphine III Y 9064

Controlled Substances on Maryland List (Not on DEA List of Controlled Substances)

Controlled Substance Schedule
1-(1-phenylcyclohexyl) piperidine C-II
Chlorotestosterone C-III
Dihydrocodeinone < or = 15mg per dosage unit C-III
Dihydrotestosterone C-III
Methandrostenolone C-III
Opium < or = 100mg per 100Gm or 100ml or not more than 5mg per dosage unit C-III
Stanolone C-III
Mazindol C-III (DEA C-IV)
Pentazocine C-III (DEA C-IV)
Butalbital, Acetaminophen, caffeine C-III Fioricet
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