Registrants are appointed by the Department Head and their numbers are limited by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to no more than one registrant per Department/Building.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registrants must: 

  • Complete the Controlled Substance online training module
  • Maintain a current DEA registration whenever controlled substances are being used
  • Keep a record of the questionnaire until that person no longer handles controlled substances
  • Authorize the purchase, use, and disposal of controlled substances
  • Maintain an accurate list of authorized users of controlled substances
  • Supervise the use of controlled substances
  • Conduct a physical inventory of controlled substances at least every two years
  • Maintain all records for at least three years
  • Report any significant volume discrepancies to University Health and Safety (UHS), University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD), and DEA

Applying Online for DEA Registration
New to Using Controlled Substances for Research
Unit Responsibilities
Using DEA Power of Attorney Form
Changing DEA Research Registrant
Closing a Lab with Controlled Substances