Changes to the Disposal Process for Schedules I and II Controlled Substances in Research

January 27, 2017

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has recently identified issues with documentation associated with the disposal procedures for Schedules I and II controlled substances used in research at U-M. In order to comply with federal regulations regarding disposal of these controlled substances through a reverse distributor, the U-M Office of Research (UMOR) is changing the process, effective immediately.

In summary, the DEA research registrant or their authorized personnel will be required to complete the Supplier section of the DEA Form 222 and to verify the accuracy of all other portions of the form at the time of pick-up. The DEA registrant is ultimately responsible for proper completion of the DEA Form 222. 

Mandatory in-person training on this new process will be provided on the following dates:

Every DEA registrant with Schedule I or II controlled substances listed on their IACUC protocol(s), or one of their authorized personnel, is required to attend one of the half-hour training sessions.

For more detailed information on the disposal changes, please visit the UMOR Controlled Substances Disposal Procedure page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email the UMOR Controlled Substances Monitoring Program at or call (734) 764-2003.